This is a Navaho, fetish Turquoise necklace. It features a Turquoise thunderbird plus 2 Turquoise chunks. The Turquoise is natural, genuine and not reconstituted.
Much of what you are seeing on-line is fake Chinese stuff. The necklace portion is probably sterling silver, though I see no hallmark (this is typical of Indian jewelry of the time).
Sterling silver is 92.5% but Native American craftsmen often used coin silver which was 90% pure. Yes, this is real turquoise. The thunderbird is 1.25 inches wide. The necklace is 14 inches long. This legendary bird is symbolic of life, truth and energy.The Thunderbird is the seventh Stone in the Centre of the Medicine Wheel, and is the Spirit Keeper for the element Fire. Thunder and lightning are attributed to the thunderbird, which produces thunder by flapping its wings and lightning by opening and closing its eyes. It is both NEW and vintage. It was made prior to 1976. It is from our boutique that is now closed. Since then it has been lovingly stored in our smoke-free home. Even if you've just changed your mind.
Please do not contact me and ask me to take less than the asking price, I really don't want to sell that way. See all my items here. The item "Navajo Thunderbird Fetish Natural Turquoise and Silver Necklace NEW Great Gift" is in sale since Saturday, April 17, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants".The seller is "sjrenter" and is located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, China, Mexico, Germany, Japan, Brazil, France, Australia, Russian federation, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Montserrat, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Viet nam, Uruguay.