Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Magenta Turquoise, along with Purple, Red, and Orange Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 20-1/8" long and weighs 72 grams.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful necklace! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor beads and multicolor inlay beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: 5-mm Silver round beads, 7-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, 6-mm Coral rondelle beads, 6-mm Purple Oyster Shell rondelle beads, 15-mm multicolor inlay divider beads, along with Orange Oyster Shell free form beads that have an average measurement of 8-mm. The THREE strands in this necklace are being held together by TWO multicolor inlay divider beads that consists of: Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, along with Red, and Orange Oyster Shell. The inlay is gently set in a silver bezel for a wonderful look. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a stunning 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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.