Sterling silver, real Kingman Turquoise, and Pin Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 36-3/8" long and weighs 136 grams.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace is made up of FIVE strands that consist of: 6-mm Kingman Turquoise rondelle beads and 2-mm Pin Shell beads. The necklace can be worn one of two ways, loosely around the neck or slightly twisted for an additional fashion statement. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a beautiful 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 their appeal and beauty.