Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and White Agate.
Necklace measures approximately 22-1/8" long.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Southwestern art! The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise, and White Agate beads. The necklace is made up of TWO strands that consist of: 2-mm, 3-mm, and 5-mm silver round beads, a 15-mm and a 20-mm Turquoise teardrop beads, Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 8-mm, and 6-mm White Agate round beads. Each end of the necklace is accented with a silver bead and cone for a spectacular 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.
Agate is known to be a powerful healer as well as increasing strength and fortitude.