Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 20-1/2" inside circumference, the center links measure approximately 2-1/2" long. Earrings measure approximately 3/4" long and 1/4" at widest point.
This is truly an outstanding necklace set that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Lola Nastacio, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace is made up of TEN stones that are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings. Hand crafted silver work and mini silver beads can be seen accenting each link for an exquisite look. The necklace is signed by the artist. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) that are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, and match the necklace perfectly. The entire set has a total of TWELVE stones.
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.