Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Lapis.
Necklace measures approximately 17-7/8" long.
This necklace is a Southwestern classic! This piece of Southwest style jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise, and Lapis beads. The necklace consists of: 3-mm silver round beads, Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 10-mm, and Lapis free formed beads that have an average measurement of 8-mm. Each end of the necklace is highlighted with a silver bead and cone 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 its appeal and beauty.
Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.