Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 19-1/2" long, allowing the side links to measure approximately 3-1/8" long and 2-1/8" wide, and the center piece to measure 2-1/2" long and 1-7/8" wide. The necklace weighs 89 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2" long and 1" wide.
This lovely necklace set will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Marlene Harris, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The side links are each set with FOURTEEN stones, while the center piece is set with THIRTEEN stones. Each stone is carefully set in a hand cut bezel setting, while mini silver beads can be seen accenting in between. Twisted silver, mini silver beads, and imprinted designs add style for an extraordinary look. The earrings are set with EIGHT stones (FOUR in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for a fabulous finish to this set! Entire set has a total of FORTY-NINE stones. The set 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.