State Gem of New Mexico: Turquoise - 2016/2017
The ornament is called the State Gem of New Mexico: Turquoise! The ornament's shape is patterned after the Naja, which is the pendant at the bottom of the squash blossom necklace. The landscape represents the Turquoise Trail, which is a national scenic byway in New Mexico. The Zia symbol is our state's official symbol and the ornament's depiction of the Zia will have a genuine piece of turquoise embedded in the center.