Sterling silver, Turquoise, Opal, Coral, Lapis, Sugilite, along with Red and Orange Oyster Shell.
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/4" long and 1" at it's widest point. Adjustable chain measures approximately 18-14" long, 5-mm wide, and weighs 7 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/4" long and 3/4" wide.
The beautiful features in this necklace set will make you appreciate Southwestern art! The pendant is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and man made multicolor heishi beads. The necklace consists of 5-strands of a stunning combination of: liquid silver, 2-mm silver round beads, 2-mm Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, and Sugilite heishi beads. The pendant also features a 16-mm cobble inlay divider bead, that is handcrafted out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise, Lapis, Red and Orange Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. The pendant is accompanied by an adjustable chain, made out of genuine sterling silver. Each link is perfectly connected together to create this excellent chain! The necklace may be worn alone or with other pendants and pendant may be worn with other necklaces. The necklace is stamped .925 (sterling silver). The earrings perfectly match the necklace for a wonderful finish. The earrings consist of: liquid silver, 2-mm silver round beads, 2-mm man made Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, and Sugilite, heishi beads. The earrings feature TWO 16-mm cobble inlay divider beads (ONE in each earring), that are handcrafted out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise, Lapis, Red and Orange Oyster Shell, and man made Opal.
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.
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.