Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Hair barrette measures approximately 3/4" long and 3-3/4" at widest point.
This beautiful Turquoise barrette is a Navajo classic! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Joann Silver, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut bezel setting, while beautiful hand cut silver designs can be seen surrounding for a lovely look. For extra strength and durability certain parts of the hair barrette are made out of nickel. The barrette is stamped sterling.
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.