Turquoise, known as the Sky Stone by Native American Indian Tribes in the Southwest, is an ancient talisman for health and happiness. People all over the world have long been captivated by Turquoise. Other cultures believe Turquoise, one of the loveliest of gemstones, possesses protective powers. Turquoise appeals to us because every stone is unique. We value the fact that Turquoise comes in so many colors and varieties.
The American Southwest is a region uniquely blessed with some of the finest Turquoise. The Navajo Indian and Zuni Indian Tribes in the southwest are masters at creating the most beautiful Turquoise Jewelry. The Native American Indian craftsman are also expert silversmiths and use Sterling Silver to enhance their Turquoise Jewelry. Sterling silver is 925 pure Silver and frequently used in Native American Jewelry. Native American Jewelry has a timeless appeal as it has been found in excavations of prehistoric Native American Indian Pueblos. Native American Tribes take pride in continuing the tradition of artistic excellence.
Beautiful Fire & Ice Opals set in Sterling Silver Jewelry. Created by Native American Artists. Made in the USA.
Opals are said to bring good fortune because they possess the colors and powers of all gemstones. The ancient Latin name for opal was Opalus, which was derived from the Sanskrit Upala meaning "precious stone." The Greek word for opal, opallios, means "to see a change (of color)." As indicated by the derivation of its name, opal has centuries of history as a treasured gemstone. Historically, beliefs associated with the wearing of opal have varied. The early Greeks thought that opal jewelry gave their owners the powers of foresight and prophecy. Romans adored opal jewelry as a token of hope and purity. Eastern people regarded opal jewelry as sacred.
Sterling Silver Jewelry
Some of the most beautiful jewelry in the world is made from this lustrous, moonbeam-colored metallic element. Silver was known and used by ancient civilizations. The ancient Hebrews called silver by a name meaning pale. The Greeks called silver by a name meaning shinning. The chemical symbol for silver, Ag, comes from its Latin name, argent.
Throughout the ages people have worn and loved the beauty of sterling silver jewelry. Sterling silver jewelry with or without the addition of gemstones has adorned civilization for centuries. What is 925 Sterling Silver? Silver is a lustrous, white, malleable metal. In order to be worked properly, silver is alloyed with copper. Sterling silver is silver with a fineness of 925, which is 925 parts per thousand (or 92.5%) silver and 75 parts per thousand (or 7.5%) copper.
Turquoise Jewelry Stunning Pendant and Earrings Set featuring Genuine Number 8 Mine Turquoise Stones set in Sterling Silver. Created by Navajo Artists Philip Sanchez and Arrkie Nelson.
Genuine Number 8 Mine Turquoise Stones set in Sterling Silver. Beautiful Pendant and Earrings Set with an 18" Sterling Silver Chain. Created by Navajo Artists Arkie Nelson and Phillip Sanchez. Signed by the artist. The Number 8 mine is located in Eureka County Nevada. Since 1976 there has been no Number 8 Turquoise mined. There is however, an existing stock pile that Mr. Dowell Ward, the last owner of the Number 8 mine, had stocked away for later sorting. The Turquoise is a collector's item--because once the reserve is gone there will be no more material released onto the market. The Gold Mining Company owns the claim to the Number 8 mine and it has been swallowed up by the gold mining operations. This is some of the last Number 8 Turquoise to be had and will be a great addition to your collection.
Authentic Native American Jewelry Approximate Dimensions: Pendant is on an 18" Sterling Silver Chain.
Pendant is 1 1/2" L including the bale x 3/4" W.
French Wire Earrings are 7/8" L x 1/2" W.
Retail Price: $410.00
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