This Turquoise Sterling Silver Kachina Pendant is a sensational piece of southwestern jewelry. This impressive pendant was hand made from shimmering Sterling Silver to create the traditional image of a Native American Indian Kachina Dancer. This shining Sterling Silver Kachina Pendant holds a gorgeous hand cut cabochon of genuine Turquoise. The Turquoise and Sterling Silver complement one another beautifully. Non Indian made. Suspended from a complimentary chain (assorted chains available), this Turquoise Sterling Silver Kachina Pendant is 2-1/4" long and 3/4" wide. Stamped Sterling.
There are many legends about Turquoise; The Pima consider it to bring good fortune and strength and that it helped overcome illness. The Zuni believe that blue turquoise was male and of the sky and green turquoise was female and of the earth. Pueblo Indians thought that its color was stolen from the sky. In Hopi legend the lizard who travels between the above and the below, excretes turquoise and that the stone can hold back floods. The Apache felt that turquoise on a gun or bow made it shoot straight. The Navajo consider it as good fortune to wear and believe it could appease the Wind Spirit.