Sterling Silver, real Kingman Turquoise, along with Purple and Orange Oyster Shell.
The necklace measures approximately 30-3/4" long and weighs 172 grams.
This is a very exquisite necklace that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Kingman Turquoise and Oyster Shell beads. The necklace consists of: silver round beads that range from 4-mm to 8-mm, along with 14-mm Purple and Orange Oyster Shell wheel beads, and Kingman Turquoise beads that have an average measurement of 15-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a remarkable 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.