Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Coral, and Bamboo.
The necklace measures approximately 20-1/2" long. Hook dangle earrings measure approxiamtely 1-5/8" long (including hook) and 1/4" wide.
The beautiful features in this necklace set will make you appreciate Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Turquoise wheel beads, 6-mm and 8-mm Coral rondelle beads, along with 3-mm Bamboo barrel beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for an elegant finish. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the necklace, consisting of: 2-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Turquoise wheel beads, 6-mm Coral rondelle beads, and 3-mm Bamboo barrel beads.
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.