Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 19-1/8" long.
This is truly an outstanding necklace that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace is made up of TWO strands that consist of: 5-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, and 18-mm Turquoise flat beads. Each end of the necklace is accented with a silver cone and bead for a beautiful 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 its appeal and beauty.