Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 18" long. Center pendant measures approximately 2-1/8" long and 2-1/4" wide.
This lovely necklace is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted by artist Raymond Delgarito, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is carefully set in a hand cut bezel setting, while twisted silver, stamped silver beads, and hand cut silver work can be seen accenting for a wonderful finish. The pendant 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.