THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Coral, Picture Rock, Oyster Shell, Charoite, Magenta Turquoise, White and Yellow Mother of Pearl.
Necklace measures approximately 21-1/4" long. The center piece measures approximately 4" long and 7/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 79 grams.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver along with Multicolor beads and inlay. The necklace consists of: real 8-mm Turquoise, Coral, Charoite, and Picture Rock rondelle beads, 5-mm and 7-mm Silver round beads along with 12-mm and 21-mm inlay beads. The necklace features FOUR inlay beads that are handmade out of genuine sterling silver and Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Oyster Shell, along with White and Yellow Mother of Pearl. The center piece of the necklace is made up of 12-mm and 21-mm inlay beads and TWO dangles that are hand strung out of real 5-mm Silver round beads, 8-mm Charoite, Picture Rock, and Coral rondelle beads, along with Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 7-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a gorgeous look. 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 their 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.