Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 27" long. The necklace weighs 137 grams.
The beautiful features in this necklace will make you appreciate Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Red Oyster Shell beads. The necklace consists of: 3-mm and 7-mm Silver round beads, Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 15-mm, along with 10-mm Oyster Shell rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and beads for a dazzling 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.