Sterling Silver, real Kingman Turquoise, and Tiger Eye.
The necklace measures approximately 18-3/4" long and weighs 58 grams.
This magnificent and traditional necklace represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Kingman Turquoise, and Tiger Eye beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm and 6-mm silver round beads, 6-mm and 10-mm Tiger Eye round beads, and Turquoise round beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the smallest beads at the end to measure 11-mm and the largest beads in the center to measure 15-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for an adorable 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.
Tiger Eye stone contains a golden yellow reflection on a brown ground color. The most important source of tiger eye is South Africa, but it is also found in Australia, India, and California. It is believed to give courage, clear thinking, and protects from negativity.