Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 23-5/8" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 1-1/8" long (excluding side rings) and 7/8" wide, and the center link measures approximately 2-1/8" long and 1-1/4" wide. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/4" long (including hook) and 7/8" at widest point. The set weights approximately 89 grams.
This is a very gorgeous necklace set that would make a great gift! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by the artist H. Begay, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace has a total of FIVE stones that are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while twisted silver can be seen accenting the necklace for a perfect look. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace. The necklace and earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
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.