The triangle, an ancient symbol of female fertility, is the shape frequently chosen for Turkomen (Turkmen) amulets. This one, made of silver, is inlaid with 19 turquoise stones and centered with another triangle of onyx. The blue of the turquoise was incorporated as protection against the evil eye, and the triangles as effective means of averting danger, thereby making this early 20th century pendant a powerful amulet. The condition of this piece of jewelry suggests that its protective properties were used for many years: The surface of the onyx has scratches and chips, and the silver backing of the triangle is quite worn. It hangs on a chain (not original) 28" (71 cm) in length. The pendant measures 2" (5 cm) high by 2" wide.