THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Blue Lace Agate, Purple Agate, and Opal.
Necklace measures approximately 21-7/8" long. The center piece measures approximately 3-3/4" long and 5/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 70 grams.
This necklace is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver along with Multicolor beads and inlay beads. The necklace consists of: real 8-mm Turquoise and Purple Agate rondelle beads, real 6-mm Blue Lace Agate rondelle beads, real 5-mm Oyster Shell beads, and 5-mm Silver round beads along with 11-mm and 16-mm inlay beads. The necklace features THREE inlay beads that are handmade out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. The center piece of the necklace is made up of a dazzling 16-mm inlay bead and TWO dangles that are hand strung with real Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 8-mm along with Blue Lace agate, Oyster Shell and Purple Agate beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a gorgeous look. 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.
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.