Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Howlite.
Necklace measures approximately 19" long. Hook dangle earrings measure approxiamtely 2" long (including hook) and 1/4" wide.
This is truly an outstanding necklace set that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver along with real Turquoise and Howlite beads. The necklace consists of: 3-mm silver round beads, 8-mm Howlite round beads, and 7-mm Turquoise rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is highlighted with a silver cone for a marvelous look. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the necklace, consisting of: 8-mm Howlite round beads, and 10-mm Turquoise rondelle beads.
Howlite is named after its discoverer Henry How. Howlite is known for its great final polish and rich luster. Howlite is often mistaken for "white buffalo" or "white turquoise" due to the similarity of appearance. Howlite is a combination of pure white with black veins; highlighting the beauty and balance of opposites. Howlite has high calcium content for strong healthy bones and teeth. It would make a wonderful gift for a pregnant or nursing mother.
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.