Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, and Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 28" long and weighs 73 grams.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace! This piece of Southwestern jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise, and Oyster Shell beads, and real multicolor inlay. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: 4-mm silver round beads, 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, 8-mm Oyster Shell rondelle beads, Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 6-mm, and 16-mm multicolor divider beads. The divider beads are inlaid with: Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, and Oyster Shell. Each end of the necklace is highlighted with a silver cone and bead for a striking look. 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.