Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and Pin Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 24-1/4" long and weighs 94 grams.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Natvie American Jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver along with real Turquoise and Pin Shell beads. The necklace is made up of FIVE strands that consist of: Turquoise free form beads that have an average measurement of 5-mm, and 5-mm Pin Shell heishi beads. The necklace can be worn one of two ways, loosely around the neck or slightly twisted for an additional fashion statement. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for an amazing finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.