Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.
Money clip measures approximately 2" long and 1" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Raymond Begay, out of genuine sterling silver with real Turquoise and Coral inlay. The inlay is shaped into a deer design which adds style for a polished finish. Deer is a hunting prey animal. It is used as a sacrifice also mentioned as "first helper" in some emergence stories. It signifies family protection and speed. The money clip is stamped sterling and is hallmarked by the artist.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of its appeal and beauty.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.