Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Magenta Purple Agate, Orange and Purple Oyster Shell, along with man made Opal.
Necklace measures approximately 31-3/4" long and weighs 145 grams.
You will absolutely fall in love with this stunning necklace! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor beads, and multicolor inlay divider beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: 2-mm silver round beads, 7-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, 8-mm Purple and Orange Oyster Shell rondelle beads, along with 8-mm Magenta Purple Agate barrel and rondelle beads. The THREE strands in this necklace are being held together by TWO 21-mm multicolor inlay divider beads that consists of: real Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Magenta Turquoise, And man made Opal. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver bead and cone for an elegant finish. The cones and divider beads are stamped sterling.
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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.