Sterling silver, Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Opal, Red and Orange Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 20-1/2" inside circumference, allowing each side link to measure approximately 1/2" long (excluding side rings), and 5/8" wide, while the center link measures approximately 1-1/4" long and 1-5/8" at widest point. Hook earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long (including hook) and 5/8" at widest point.
Add this marvelous link necklace and earrings set to your jewelry collection! This jewelry set is hand made out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Red and Orange Oyster Shell, along with man made Opal. The necklace has a total of ELEVEN links, each link has inlay that is delicately set, forming a stunning Bear design. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The earrings perfectly match the necklace and have inlay that is carefully set, while creating lovely Bear designs. In some beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership and is known as the "first helper". The earrings 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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities.