Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 19" long.
The beautiful features in this necklace will make you appreciate Southwestern art! This piece of Southwest style jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Turquoise round beads, and Turquoise tear drop beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the smallest beads at the end to measure 7-mm and the largest beads in the center to measure 15-mm. Each end of the necklace is accented with a silver bead and cone for a marvelous 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.