Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 17-1/2" inside circumference, the center measures approximately 7/8" long and 1-1/4" at widest point.
This lovely necklace will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Sharon McCarthy, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The centerpiece has ONE Turquoise stone that is gently set in a hand cut bezel setting. Overlay patterns add style for a remarkable finish. The necklace is stamped .925 (sterling) and is hallmarked.
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.