Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and Lapis.
The necklace measures approximately 25-1/2" long and weighs 62 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/2" long (including hook) and 3/4" wide.
The beautiful features in this necklace set will make you appreciate Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise, and Lapis beads. The necklace consists of: 3-mm silver round beads, 5-mm Lapis round beads, and 14-mm Turquoise flat beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a fabulous finish. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the necklace, consisiting of: 3-mm and 6-mm silver round beads, 5-mm Lapis round beads, and 14-mm Turquoise flat beads.
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.
Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.