Sterling silver, Turquoise, Coral, Charoite, and Red Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 25-7/8" long. The center piece measures approximately 4-5/8" long and 5/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 80 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 and real Multicolor beads and inlay beads. The necklace is made up of TWO strands that consist of: 6-mm and 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, 8-mm Coral and Charoite rondelle beads, 2-mm, 5-mm and 7-mm Silver round beads along with 10-mm and 16-mm inlay beads. The necklace features THREE inlay beads that are handmade out of genuine sterling silver and real Red Oyster Shell. The center piece of the necklace is made up of a dazzling 16-mm inlay bead and FOUR beaded dangles that match the necklace perfectly. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a gorgeous look. 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.
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.