The focal point of this piece is a stamped sterling silver Thunderbird pendant. Raw turquoise beads make up the length of the necklace, with silver spacers throughout.
The pendant is stamped with several images common in Native American jewelry, most of which have meaning to the artist who made the necklace.
This piece was handmade by Native American artisans.
Explanation of Symbols:
Thunderbird: represents a new beginning, or rising from the ashes.
Turquoise: a stone of protection and healing; sometimes symbolizes success.
Buffalo: prayer and abundance; often a protector or provider.
Small, straight lines: around the edges, these symbolize rain - renewal and fertility.
Small circles: a star - a symbol of heaven