Sterling silver and real Kingman Turquoise.
The necklace measures approximately 26-3/8" long and weighs 57 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 and real Kingman Turquoise beads. The necklace consist of: Silver round beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the largest center bead to measure 16-mm and the smallest beads at the end to measure 5-mm along with Kingman Turquoise round beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the largest bead to measure 14-mm and the smallest beads at the end to measure 5-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a perfect 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.