Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 17-1/2".
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads and turquoise beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the smallest beads at the end to have an average measurement of 7-mm and the largest beads in the center to have an average measurement of 15-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead 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 their appeal and beauty.