Sterling silver and real Blue Ridge Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 22-7/8" inside circumference, allowing each side link to measure approximately 5/8" long, and 1-1/2" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 2-1/4" long and 2-1/2" at widest point, and weighs 149 grams. Matching hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/8" long (including hook) and 5/8" at widest point.
Expect plenty of compliments while wearing this stunning necklace set! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist Mary Ann Spencer, out of genuine sterling silver and real Blue Ridge Turquoise stones. The necklace is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) and double strands of 6-mm silver round beads placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with EIGHT stones, while each side of the necklace has FIVE links that are each set with ONE stone for a total of EIGHTEEN stones. Each stone is gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while twisted silver and mini silver beads highlight for a fabulous look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. Hook dangle earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for an incredible finish to this set! The entire set has a total of TWENTY stones.
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.