Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 22-1/2" long. Feather centerpiece measures approximately 1-3/8".
This gorgeous necklace is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, Turquoise free formed beads with an average measurement of 8-mm, and a silver feather. Both ends of the necklace are completed with a silver cone for a beautiful look. Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force. The cones are stamped sterling and pendant is stamped .925 (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.