Tibetan turquoise and coral gemstone pendant. This ethnic piece is based in a Tibetan style that forms a bell shaped pendant bail top that suspends a round base adorned with turquoise and coral gemstones. The pendant is composed of a brass metal base which forms the bell shaped top with a looping pendant bail on the back and a single tear shaped coral center stone. The suspended pendant centerpiece is accented by a number of turquoise chips that circle around a center coral bead bezel set in brass. Both stones are steeped in legend that Tibetan citizens were strong believers of. The legend has it that turquoise would bring happiness and good fortune. Coral is said to increase many virtues like courage, perseverance, and increase ones ability to face and resolve difficult circumstances. Coral is also said to be an ideal gem for a happy marital life. In Buddhism coral is believed to be generally good and the Tibetans see it as a good investment and believe that the person who wears coral will have success in life. It is also believed to have protective qualities. This pendant measures 3 1/16" long by 1 15/16" in width and is in excellent overall condition considering age.