Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Brown Shell, along with White and Yellow Mother of Pearl.
Bolo piece measures approximately 2-3/8" long and 2-1/4" wide. The Tips measure approximately 2-1/4" long and 1/2" at widest point. The total measurement of the cord is approximately 46-1/2" long.
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! This piece of Native American Jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Bobby Shack, out of genuine sterling silver and real Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Brown Shell, along with White and Yellow Mother of Pearl. The bolo piece is placed in the center and has breathtaking, detailed inlay that is carefully set, while creating a magnificent Thunderbird design. Twisted silver and mini silver beads can be seen highlighting for a phenomenal finish. The Tips of the bolo tie are accented with imprinted designs. This piece is absolutely stunning and is among the finest jewelry we have ever had! The bolo piece is stamped Sterling, Zuni, 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 their 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.