Sterling silver, Turquoise, Lapis, Opal, Oyster Shell, Magenta Turquoise and Apple Coral.
Necklace measures approximately 20" long. The center piece measures approximately 3" long and 3/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 56 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, real Lapis beads and Multicolor inlay beads. The necklace consists of: real 8-mm Lapis round beads, 6-mm silver round beads, along with 10-mm multicolor inlay beads. The necklace features THREE inlay beads that are hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Apple Coral, Magenta Turquoise, Lapis and man made Opal. The center piece of the necklace is made up of a dazzling 12-mm inlay bead and FIVE dangles that are hand strung with real 3-mm Lapis round beads and 2-mm silver round beads. 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.
Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.