Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3-5/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/4" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 24-3/4" long. Pendant and necklace set weighs 88 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! In this Native American jewelry set, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The pendant has a total of TWO stones that are carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while twsited silver and hand cut silver work can be seen accenting for a perfect finish. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, 7-mm silver round beads, and 7-mm silver barrel beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a perfect finish. 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.