Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Mojave Turquoise, Red Orange and Purple Oyster Shell, along with White Inlay.
Necklace measures approximately 28-7/8" long and weighs 131 grams.
This magnificent and traditional bead necklace represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor beads, and multicolor inlay. The necklace consists of: silver round beads that ranges from 2-mm to 10-mm, Turquoise, Orange and Purple Oyster Shell wheel beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the largest center beads to measure 21-mm and the smallest beads at the ends to measure 7-mm. The necklace features ONE inlay bead that consists of: real Turquoise, Mojave Turquoise, Red and Orange Oyster Shell along with White Inlay. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for an exquisite 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.