Sterling Silver, real Turquoise and Red Oyster Shell.
The inner necklace circumference measures approximately 30-1/8" long. The necklace weighs 219 grams.
This necklace is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine Sterling Silver, along with real Turquoise and Red Oyster Shell beads. The necklace consists of: 10-mm Red Oyster Shell rondelle beads, 2-mm and 7-mm silver round beads along with Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 25-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and beads for a marvelous look. The cones 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.