THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Coral and Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 20-7/8" inside circumference, allowing each side link to measure approximately 1-1/8" long (excluding side rings) and 5/8" wide, while the center link measures approximately 2-1/2" long and 1-1/4" at widest point. Hook earrings measure approximately 2-1/4" long (including hook) and 7/8" wide.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace and earrings set! This gorgeous set is crafted out of genuine sterling silver along with real Turquoise stones and real Corals. The necklace has a total of ONE HUNDRED ONE stones, each side link has ELEVEN Corals and ELEVEN Turquoise stones, while the center link has TWENTY-NINE Corals and TWENTY EIGHT Turquoise stones. All of the stones are delicately set in silver bezel, while twisted silver, mini silver beads, hand cut work, and FIVE silver dangles can be seen accenting for a dazzling look. The earrings perfectly match the necklace and have a total of ONE HUNDRED FOURTEEN stones (FIFTY SEVEN in each earring). The set has a total of TWO HUNDRED FIFTEEN stones. The entire set is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.
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.