THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Kingman Turquoise and Tiger Eye.
Necklace measures approximately 22-1/4" long and weighs 87 grams.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, real Kingman Turquoise and Tiger Eye beads. The necklace consists of: 13-mm Kingman Turquoise barrel beads, 3-mm Silver round beads, along with 10-mm and 4-mm Tiger Eye round beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a beautiful look. 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.
Tiger Eye stone contains a golden yellow reflection on a brown ground color. The most important source of tiger eye is South Africa, but it is also found in Australia, India, and California. It is believed to give courage, clear thinking, and protects from negativity.