Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Brown Shell.
The Zuni Owl Squash Blossom Necklace Set measures approximately 26-5/8" inside circumference allowing the side links to measure 7/8" long and 5/8" wide, while the centerpiece measures 1-7/8" long and 1-1/2" at widest point. The necklace weighs 66 grams. Post earrings measure approximately 7/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
About the Zuni Owl Squash Blossom Necklace Set
We bring to you this adorable squash blossom! This Native American jewelry set is Zuni handcrafted and strung by artist Pitkin Natewa, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and Brown Shell. The inlay is gently set while creating wonderful Owl designs. The necklace is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) and double strands of 7-mm silver eccentric beads that are placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with ONE inlaid owl while each side of the necklace has FIVE inlaid owls. The Zuni and Keres Pueblo tribe believe that the Owl is respected as the guise of the spirits of the departed leaders and wise elders. The owl is a skillful, silent hunter that is connected with darkness and night as well as keen eyes. The necklace is signed by the artist. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The earrings have a total of TWO inlaid owls (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for an extraordinary finish to this set.
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.