Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, along with Purple and Red Oyster Shell.
Pendant measures approximately 1-1/4" long (including bail) and 5/8" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 21-5/8" long.
This is a very exquisite necklace that must not be overlooked! In this Southwestern jewelry set, the pendant is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut bezel setting, while being accented with hand cut silver work for a charming look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 3-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Purple and Red Oyster Shell rondelle beads, and Turquoise free formed beads with an average measurement of 8-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a lovely 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.