Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Howlite.
Necklace measures approximately 21-3/4" long. The necklace weighs 50 grams.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace! The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 5-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, along with 5-mm Howlite round beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a fabulous 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.
Howlite is named after its discoverer Henry How. Howlite is known for its great final polish and rich luster. Howlite is often mistaken for "white buffalo" or "white turquoise" due to the similarity of appearance. Howlite is a combination of pure white with black veins; highlighting the beauty and balance of opposites. Howlite has high calcium content for strong healthy bones and teeth. It would make a wonderful gift for a pregnant or nursing mother.