Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Carnelian, and Tiger Eye.
The necklace measures approximately 18-7/8" long.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Carnelian round beads, 8-mm Tiger Eye rondelle beads, 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, along with Turquoise beads ranging from 7-mm to 10-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and beads for a wonderful finish. The 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 its appeal and beauty.
Carnelian is the birthstone of August. It increases energy, and adds endurance along with encouragement. It is also believed to still the blood and calm the temper. Carnelian is a flesh-red to brown-red, translucent to opaque type of chalcedony. Its red comes from iron within the stone.