THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Opal, Red Oyster Shell, Magenta Turquoise, Yellow Mother of Pearl, and Black Inlay.
Necklace measures approximately 20-1/8" inside circumference, allowing each smaller side link to measure approximately 3/4" long (excluding side rings) and 1/2" wide, each larger link measures approximately 7/8" long (excluding side rings) and 5/8" wide, while the center link measures approximately 1-1/8" long (excluding side rings) and 3/4" at widest point. Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" long and 1/2" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this jewelry set! This jewelry set is handmade out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. Real Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, Yellow Mother of Pearl, Magenta Turquoise, Black Inlay, and man made Opal are gently placed in SEVEN links while thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between for a fabulous finish. The necklace is stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the links on the necklace and have inlay that is carefully set, while creating stunning designs. A silver bead creates the post for a beautiful look. The earrings 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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities.