Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Tiger Eye, along with Purple and Orange Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 18-3/8" long and weighs 59 grams.
Expect plenty of compliments while wearing this stunning necklace! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 8-mm Tiger Eye rondelle beads, 10-mm Tiger Eye round beads, 11-mm Turquoise round beads, along with 11-mm Purple and Orange Oyster Shell rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for an outstanding 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.
Tiger Eye stone contains a golden yellow reflection on a brown ground color. The most important source of tiger eye is South Africa, but it is also found in Australia, India, and California. It is believed to give courage, clear thinking, and protects from negativity.