Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 24-7/8" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 1-1/4" long, and 1-1/4" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 2-3/4" long and 1-1/4" at widest point. Matching post earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" long and 1-1/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs approximately 92 grams.
This lovely necklace set will definitely attract plenty of attention! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted by artists Hubert and Julia Etsitty, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace has a total of eight links. The center piece is made up of TWO links and is set with TWO stones, while each side of the necklace has THREE links that are each set with ONE stone. All of the stones are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by twisted silver, mini silver beads and scalloped leaf designs for a fascinating look. The entire necklace is flexible "not stiff". The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for a lovely finish to this set. The necklace and earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. This entire set has a total of TEN stones.
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.