Sterling Silver, real Lapis, and Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 17-7/8" long and weighs 52 grams.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace! This piece of Southwest jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Lapis, and Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 10-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, and 8-mm Lapis barrel beads. Each end of the necklace is finished with a silver cone and bead for a fascinating look. The cones are stamped sterling.
Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.
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.