Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 18-1/2" long.
This necklace is a true treasure! This piece of Southwest style jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver along with real Turquoise and Oyster Shell beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 4-mm Oyster Shell rondelle beads, along with 6-mm Turquoise beads. ONE Turquoise bead can be seen dangling in the center for a stylish look!
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.