Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 17-3/4" long, allowing the side links to measure approximately 5/8" long (excluding side rings) and 1/2" wide, and the center link measures approximately 1-7/8" long and 1/2" wide.
Take advantage of the great price on this amazing necklace! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, by artist Leta Parker, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace has a total of SIX stones; each link consists of ONE stone that is delicately set in shadow box bezel settings while handcrafted silverwork creates adorable bear paw designs for a striking finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength. The necklace is stamped sterling and is hallmarked.
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.