Arlene Yazzie, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Inlaid watch tips are 1 1/8" x 1/2".
$265 plus s/h
Paula says - "You are buying the two watch tips shown here. Beautiful lapis and opal inlay with jet accents and sterling silver channels. Excellent workmanship!"
"The term Watch Tips refers to the two Native American made decorative panels that connect the timepiece to the expansion band. Neither the timepiece nor the expansion band are sterling silver nor Native American made . They are included with the tips as a convenience so you can use the watch right away. They can be replaced if you so choose."
We include at no extra charge an expansion band and a timepiece with silverdust center face and battery (neither of which are sterling silver nor Native American made).
Opal is a naturally blue stone with interior fracturing of light which results in a play of color. Opal is October's birthstone and is believed to make the wearer less self-conscious, thereby encouraging spontaneous action and awakening one's psyche.
(also known as precious opal) contains between 3-10% water but can be as high as 20% and this can make the stones less stable.
is considered a true synthetic or created opal – produced in controlled laboratory conditions and with the same chemical composition as natural opal but with a very low moisture content making it more durable. Lab opal has much fracturing of light and brilliant colors including blue, pink, purple, red and green..
(artificial or simulated opal) is different chemically from natural and lab opal. It is made up of 80% silica and 20% resin and is an economical option to both precious and lab opal. It is the opal most commonly used in Native American jewelry.
About Lapis Lazuli
Lapis is a
deep blue stone often with gold flecking that twinkles like stars. The name lapis
lazuli is a combination of the Latin word lapis ("stone") and the Arabian
name azul, meaning "blue."
ancient cultures believed that lapis lazuli contained magical powers. In the Middle
Ages, monks powdered the stone and kneaded it into dough with beeswax, resin and
linseed oil, for use in illuminated manuscripts. Today, people around the world
consider lapis lazuli to be a stone of truth and friendship. It is reputed to
bring about harmony in relationships and to cleanse the mental body while releasing
old karmic patterns.