THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Red Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 18-3/4" inside circumference, allowing the smaller outer side links to measure approximately 5/8" long (excluding side rings) and 1/2" wide, Each middle link measures approximately 7/8" long (excluding rings) and 1/2" at widest point, while each larger inner link measures approximately 7/8" long (excluding side rings) and 5/8" wide. The center link measures approximately 1-1/8" long and 3/4" wide. Post earrings measure approximately 7/8" long and 3/8" at widest point
This lovely necklace and earring set is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Southwestern jewelry! This set is a gorgeous piece of jewelry that is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver along with Real Red Oyster Shell and Turquoise Stones. The necklace has a total of ELEVEN stones; each link has ONE stone that is delicately set in a silver bezel, for a gorgeous look. The stone's gorgeous matrix accents for a delightful finish. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The earrings perfectly match the necklace and have a total of FOUR stones (TWO in each earring). The earrings are stamped sterling. The set has a total of FIFTEEN stones.
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.