Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 18-1/4" long.
This is a wonderful piece of Southwest artistry! This necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads and Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 10-mm. Each end of the necklace is accented with a silver cone and bead for a remarkable 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.