Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 19-1/2".
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful necklace! This piece of Southwest jewelry is hand strung by American artist Mandi Van Detti out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Oyster Shell beads. The necklace consists of: 3-mm silver round beads, 7-mm Turquoise barrel beads, 5-mm Oyster shell barrel beads, along with a 55-mm Oyster Shell that can be seen accenting the center for a gorgeous look. Each end of the necklace is accented with a silver cone and bead for a perfect 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 their appeal and beauty.