THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Mojave Turquoise, and Opal.
Necklace measures approximately 22-3/4" inside circumference, allowing each side link to measure approximately 1-1/8" long and 1" at widest point, and the center link to measure 1-3/4" long and 2-1/8" wide. The necklace weighs 80 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long (including hook) and 5/8" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful necklace and earrings set! This jewelry set is hand made out of genuine sterling silver, along with Mojave Turquoise and man made Opal Inlay. The inlay is carefully set into SEVEN links; each link forms a stunning bear design that adds style. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership and is known as the "first helper". The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The earrings match the necklace perfectly and have inlay that is carefully set, while forming a lovely bear pattern for a marvelous finish. The earrings 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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities