Sterling silver and man made Turquoise (matrix in stones may vary slightly).
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/4", plus a 1" opening, and 1-1/2" at widest point.
This gorgeous bracelet is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Mathilda Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Turquoise needlepoint stones. There are a total of FORTY stones that are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented with twisted silver and mini silver beads for a magnificent look. THREE silver bars create the cuff, completing the bracelet to perfection! The bracelet is stamped sterling and is hallmarked.
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.