Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3" long (including bail) and 2" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 23-1/8" long and weighs 75 grams.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! In this Native American jewelry set, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of EIGHT stones are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by silver beads for a lovely look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 8-mm Turquoise beads, along with 7-mm and 8-mm silver round beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a perfect 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 its appeal and beauty.