Hand carved from mother of pearl, these unique beads are drilled through the center at the widest part of the bead. They are approximately 26x22mm in size. Since they are hand carved, each piece will vary slightly in size and shape.
The naja is a crescent-shaped piece that is often worn alone as a pendant or as the center piece of necklaces in Southwestern Indian jewelry. The naja design shape is thought to have originated from the Moorish and then borrowed from the Spanish. It is believed to ward off the evil eye in many cultures.