This wonderful necklace is a one of a kind design by artist Afra. The stones are Sleeping Beauty Mine Turquoise and Sponge Coral. The pendant is a double sided, sand cast Coptic Cross from Ethiopia. No two crosses are exactly alike and vary in size, shape and are a rare find. It was handcrafted years ago using coin-based alloy metal. These traditional methods are still used today as have been used for hundreds of years.
Turquoise was named after Turk traders who brought the stones to Europa via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Anazazi, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.
30" Long, including pendant.