Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Carnelian, and Tiger Eye.
Necklace measures approximately 26-3/8" long.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing 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, 4-mm Tiger Eye round beads, 6-mm Carnelian round beads, and Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 13-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for an excellent finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
Carnelian is the birthstone of August. It increases energy, and adds endurance along with encouragement. It is also believed to still the blood and calm the temper. Carnelian is a flesh-red to brown-red, translucent to opaque type of chalcedony. Its red comes from iron within the stone.
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.