Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
The inner bracelet circumference measures approximately 5-1/2", plus a 1-3/8" opening, and 3/4" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional bracelet represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Pearlene Spencer Talley; out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of NINE stones are delicately placed in shadow box bezel settings, while hand cut silver work creates NINE wonderful bear paw designs. Imprinted patterns accent the bracelet for a beautiful finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength. The bracelet is stamped sterling and 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.