Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 25" inside circumference, allowing the smallest side links to measure approximately 1-1/8" long (excluding side rings) and 7/8" wide, the largest side links to measure 1-1/4" long (excluding side rings) and 1" wide, and the center link measures approximately 1-3/4" long and 1-3/8" wide. The necklace weighs 76 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long (including hook) and 3/4" wide.
If you are looking for elegance and beauty, you have found it! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, by artist H. Begay, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace has a total of FIVE stones; each link has ONE stone that is delicately set in a silver bezel settings while twisted silver can be seen accenting the necklace for a gorgeous finish. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (one in each earring) to match the necklace perfectly. The necklace and earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
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.