THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Coral, Magenta Turquoise, Opal, Pink Agate, Blue Lace Agate, Purple and Orange Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 25-1/4" long. The center piece measures approximately 4-3/4" long and 1" at widest point. The necklace weighs 122 grams.
This is truly an outstanding necklace that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor beads and inlay beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: 6-mm Oyster Shell and Blue Lace Agate rondelle beads, Silver round beads that range from 2-mm to 7-mm, 8-mm Coral and Purple Oyster Shell rondelle beads, Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 8-mm, along with 12-mm inlay beads. The necklace features THREE inlay beads that are hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Pink Agate, Oyster Shell and man made Opal. The center piece of the necklace is made up of a dazzling 26-mm inlay bead and SIX dangles that are hand strung and match the necklace perfectly. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a gorgeous look. 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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.