This Inlaid Turquoise Sterling Silver Jewelry Sunface Pendant is a colorful piece of handmade Indian inspired jewelry. This one comes from Albuquerque, New Mexico and it's high in fashion and quality. This pendant features some beautifully hand crafted inlay work. Hand cut stones of genuine Turquoise, Spiny Oyster, Jet, Alabaster, and lab Opal deliver an exotic and fashionable multi-color Sunface design to this pendant. These gemstone pieces have been inlaid together into unique and simple patterns in shimmering Sterling Silver. Suspended from a complimentary chain (assorted chains available), this pendant is 4" long. 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.