THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Purple Agate, Lapis, Oyster Shell, and Opal (the matrix in the inlay may vary slightly).
Bead pendant measures approximately 3/8" and 3/8" at widest point, and has a 6-mm opening. Italian chain measures 16" long, 1-mm wide, and weighs 2.4 grams.
What an Amazing bead pendant and necklace set! The pendant is hand made out of genuine sterling silver and Multicolor Inlay. The inlay consists of real Turquoise, Purple Agate, Lapis, Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. The inlay is carefully set, while thin silver lines can be seen in between. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The pendant is accompanied by an Italian chain that is made out of genuine sterling silver. Each link is perfectly connected together to create this stunning box chain! The necklace may be worn alone or with other pendants and the pendant may be worn with other necklaces. The necklace is stamped Italy and .925 (sterling silver).
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.