Sterling Silver and real #8 Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/4" long (including bail) and 1-1/2" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 26" long. The necklace weighs 84 grams.
This necklace is a true treasure! In this Native American jewelry set the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist Gregg Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise beads and a real #8 Turquoise stone. #8 Turquoise is of the highest quality or grade of Turquoise stones in the world, this Turquoise is very rare and looks amazing. The matrix seen in the stone adds character and uniqueness. The stone is delicately placed in a hand cut bezel setting, while twisted silver, mini stamped silver beads, and stamped designs accent for a stunning look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. The necklace is Navajo, hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: 3-mm silver round beads and Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 7-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a 7-mm silver round bead and cone 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.