Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl.
Pendant measures approximately 1-3/8" long (including bail) and 7/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist C.H. Booqua, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is delicately set, creating traditional designs while stamped patterns add style for a stunning look. The pendant is stamped 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 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.