Sterling silver and real Kingman Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 18-3/8" long and weighs 53 grams.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Kingman Turquoise beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands of Kingman Turquoise beads that have an average measurement of 6-mm, along with 2-mm silver beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a lovely 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.