Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 25" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 1" long, and 1-3/8" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 2-5/8 long and 2-7/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs approximately 124 grams. Matching hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long (including hook) and 1" at widest point.
This is truly an outstanding jewelry set that will make a great impression! This jewelry set is hand crafted and strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise needlepoint stones. The necklace is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center piece) and double strands of 7-mm silver round beads placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with FOURTY-FIVE stones, while each side of the necklace has a total of SEVENTY-FIVE stones that are attached to three silver petals which are called squash blossoms. Each stone is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by twisted silver and mini silver beads for a gorgeous look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The earrings have a total of THIRTY stones (FIFTEEN in each earring) that are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings and match the necklace for a lovely finish. The set is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.