Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measure approximately 1-1/2" long (including bail) and 7/8" at it's widest point. Italian snake chain measures approximately 16" long, 1-mm wide, and weighs 4.9 grams.
This magnificent and traditional necklace represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! In this piece of Native American jewelry, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut bezel setting, while being accented by gorgeous twisted silver for a lovely finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The pendant is accompanied by an Italian snake chain, made out of genuine sterling silver. Each link is perfectly connected together to create this excellent snake chain! The necklace may be worn alone or with other pendants and pendant may be worn with other necklaces. The necklace is stamped Italy and .925 (sterling silver).
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.