Sterling silver and real Coral.
Necklace measures approximately 24-1/8" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 3/8" long, and 1-3/8" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 2-3/8" long and 1-7/8" at widest point. Matching hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/8" long (Including hook) and 3/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 83 grams.
This magnificent and traditional necklace set represents the finest of Zuni craftsmanship! This Native American jewelry set is Zuni hand crafted and strung by artist Susie Lowsayatee, out of genuine sterling silver and real Coral inlay. The necklace is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) and double strands of 6-mm silver round beads that are placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with EIGHT wonderful inlaid pieces, while each side of the necklace has SIX inlaid links that are attached to THREE silver petals which are called squash blossoms. All of the inlay is carefully set, while being accented with twisted silver and mini silver beads for a fantastic look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The necklace is signed Zuni and by the artist. The earrings perfectly match the necklace for an incredible finish to this set!
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.