Woman and Man Navajo jewel
Sterling Silver pendant inlaid with two turquoise adorned with a feather,the rope symbol and the sunrays handcrafted by silversmith Marlene Martinez
Size 2.3" x 1.3"
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The bright blue color has made Turquoise a classic gemstone, especially when mounted on Silver. The turquoise stone is used for all kinds of jewelry : brooches, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Because of its relative softness , 5-6 ( Mohs scale) , it can be cut into decorative objects.The best deposits are found in Iran ( near Nishapur ) . Other deposits are in Afghanistan,Argentina,Australia,Brazil, China, Israel , Mexico , Tanzania and the United States .
For the Navajos the turquoise stone represents hapiness,luck and health.Turquoise is the most used stone in Native American arts and crafts