Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 29-7/8" inside circumference, allowing each side link to measure approximately 2-1/8" long, and 1-1/8" wide, while the middle piece measures approximately 3-1/2" long and 3" at widest point. The necklace weighs 178 grams. Matching hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/8" long (including hook) and 1-1/8" at widest point.
You'll absolutely fall in love with this stunning necklace set! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist Sammie Byjoe, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) and double strands of 8-mm silver eccentric beads placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. In between the eccentric beads, the side links are attached to three petals which are called squash blossoms. In this set, there is a total of TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY stones. The necklace has a total of TWO HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX stones. The stones are carefully set in hand cut bezel, while being accented with twisted silver and mini silver beads. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The necklace is signed by the artist. The earrings match the side links in this necklace perfectly and have a total of THIRTY FOUR stones (SEVENTEEN in each earring) that are delicately placed in hand cut bezel, while highlighted with twisted silver and mini silver beads that can be seen adding style for a delightful finish. The earrings are stamped sterling and are hallmarked. This entire set has a total of TWO HUNDRED AND SIXTY 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 its appeal and beauty.