THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Opal, Red and Orange Oyster Shell.
The inner necklace circumference measures approximately 19-5/8" long. The necklace weighs 68 grams.
This lovely necklace has everything you could possibly want in a piece of Native American jewelry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver along with multicolor beads and inlay beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: real 5-mm Coral rondelle beads, real 5-mm Oyster Shell beads, real 6-mm Lapis rondelle beads, real Turquoise free formed bead that have an average measurement of 9-mm, along with 5-mm Silver round beads. The THREE strands in this necklace elegantly graduate, while being held together by two 16-mm Inlay divider beads so that the necklace will lay perfectly around your neck. The inlay beads are handmade out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Lapis, Red and Orange Oyster Shell along with man made Opal. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a stunning look. The cones are stamped sterling.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin, it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.
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.