Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, along with Purple and Orange Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 24-7/8" long.
This necklace is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Oyster Shell beads. The necklace consists of: 4-mm silver round beads, 5-mm Turquoise round beads, along with Purple and Orange Oyster Shell free formed beads that have an average measurement of 9-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for an adorable 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.