Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 19-1/2" inside circumference, allowing the smaller side link to measure approximately 3/8" long and 3/8" wide, the larger side links to measure 1-1/8" long and 1/2" wide, and the center piece to measure approximately 1-7/8" long and 2" wide. The necklace weighs 73 grams.
This is a very exquisite necklace that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Sara Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. TEN links are made up of hand crafted silver, while the other SIX are each set with TWO stones, and the Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) is set with SIX stones. Each stone is delicately placed in a hand cut bezel setting while twisted silver, mini silver beads, and stamped silver work can be seen accenting the entire necklace for a gorgeous finish. The necklace has a total of EIGHTEEN stones. The necklace is stamped .925 (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 its appeal and beauty.