THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver and Turquoise (Matrix in the stone may vary slightly).
Necklace measures approximately 19" long. Center piece measures just under 1" long and 3/4" at widest point.
What a marvelous necklace! The center piece is hand made out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully placed in a plain silver bezel setting, while forming a lovely tear drop design. A gorgeous silver base can be seen surrounding the stone and adding style for a beautiful look. The center piece is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, and man made Turquoise heishi beads. The necklace consist of three strands of a stunning combination of liquid silver, 2-mm Turquoise heishi beads, and 2-mm silver round beads. Each necklace end is completed with a silver cone for a perfect finish. 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.