Sterling Silver and real Kingman Turquoise.
The necklace measures approximately 23-1/4" long and weighs 80 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Kingman Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, and Turquoise free formed beads that have an avergae measurement of 18-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for an outstanding 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.