Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.
Necklace measures approximately 31-1/2" long. The necklace weighs 96 grams.
An offer like this will not last long! This piece of Southwest style jewelry is hand strung bead by bead out of genuine sterling silver along with real Coral and Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 3-mm Coral rice beads, and 8-mm Turquoise free formed beads. The necklace can be worn one of two ways, loosely around the neck or slightly twisted for an additional fashion statement. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver bead and cone for a fabulous finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
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.
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.