Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Apple Coral, and Red Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 21" long.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Southwestern art! This piece of Southwestern jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor beads and inlay. The necklace consists of: 3-mm and 8-mm silver round beads, 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, 8-mm Red Oyster Shell rondelle beads and a 14-mm inlay bead. The inlay bead is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver along with real Turquoise and Apple Coral inlay. Each end of the necklace is finished off with a silver cone and bead for an incredible 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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.