Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 25-1/8" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 3/8" long, and 1-3/8" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 2-3/8" long and 1-7/8" at widest point. Matching hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/8" long (Including hook) and 3/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 79 grams.
If you are looking for elegance and beauty, you have found it! This Native American jewelry set is Zuni hand crafted and strung by artist Susie Lowsayatee, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise inlay. The necklace is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) and double strands of 6-mm silver round beads that are placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with EIGHT extraordinary inlaid pieces, while each side of the necklace has SIX inlaid links that are attached to THREE silver petals which are called squash blossoms. All of the inlay is gently set, while being accented by twisted silver and mini silver beads for an excellent look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The necklace is signed Zuni and by the artist. The earrings perfectly match the necklace for a fabulous finish to this set!
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.