Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Oyster Shell.
Pendant measures approximately 3-1/4" long (including bail) and 2-1/4" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 20-1/2" long. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/8" long (including hook) and 3/4" at widest point. The necklace weighs 83 grams.
You are bidding on a great necklace set at an incredible price! In this Native American jewelry set, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist H. Begay, out of genuine sterling silver along with real Turquoise stones and Oyster Shells. There are a total of FIFTEEN stones that are gently set in a hand cut bezel, while being accented by twisted silver and mini silver beads for a dazzling look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the atrist. The necklace is made up of THREE strands of: 2-mm silver round beads, 4-mm Oyster Shell rondelle beads, along with real Turquoise free formed beads that have average measurement of 4-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a stunning finish. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the pendant and have a total of EIGHT stones (FOUR in each earring) that are delicately set, while creating a dazzling design. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
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 its appeal and beauty.