Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 18-1/8" long.
This necklace is a true treasure! This piece of Southwestern jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real 5-mm Turquoise round beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a splendid 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.