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Sterling Silver and Kingman Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 24" long and weighs 133 grams.
You will absolutely enjoy this magnificent bead necklace! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling and real Kingman Turquoise beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: 5-mm silver round beads, 8-mm Kingman Turquoise barrel beads, and Kingman Turquoise free formed beads that have an average meausrement of 12-mm. The three strands in this necklace elegantly graduate, while being held together by two fancy divider beads so that the necklace will lay perfectly around your neck. 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.