Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Necklace measures approximately 37-1/8" long and weighs 157 grams.
This gorgeous necklace is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Coral beads. The necklace consists of: 6-mm Silver round beads, 3-mm Coral round beads, along with Turquoise wheel beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the largest center beads to measure 21-mm and the smallest beads at the ends to measure 8-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for an elegant 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.
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.