Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 18-1/4" long, allowing the smaller side links to measure approximately 3/4" long (excluding side rings), and 1/4" wide, the larger side links to measure approximately 1-1/8" long (exlcuding side rings), and 5/8" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 1-7/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
This necklace is a Navajo classic! This peice of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Raymond Delgarito, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. FOUR of the links are made up of hand crafted silver, while the other THREE each have ONE stone that is delicately set in a hand cut bezel setting. Stamped silver beads and imprinted patterns accent the necklace for a marvelous finish. The necklace is stamped sterling and 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.