Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 4" long (including bail) and 2-1/2" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 23-1/8" long. Pendant and necklace set weighs 172 grams.
This magnificent and traditional necklace set represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! In this Native American necklace set, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by the artist H. Begay, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of FIFTEEN stones are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by twisted silver and mini silver beads for an incredible look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is made up of THREE strands of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 4-mm silver round beads and 7-mm Turquoise rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a fabulous 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.