Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and Oyster Shell.
The necklace measures approximately 20-1/2" long and weighs 51 grams.
This gorgeous necklace is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Southwest style jewelry is hand strung bead by bead out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise and Oyster Shell beads. The necklace is made up of TWO strands that consist of: 2-mm and 3-mm silver round beads, 7-mm Turquoise barrel beads, 4-mm and 8-mm Oyster Shell rondelle beads, along with 20-mm Oyster Shell flower beads. Each end is completed with a silver cone for an elegant 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.