Sterling silver, real #8 Turquoise and Red Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 20-5/8" inside circumference, allowing the smallest side links to measure approximately 1/2" long (excluding side rings) and 1/2" wide, and the largest side links to measure approximately 1/2" long (excluding side rings) and 3/4" wide. The center link measures approximately 1-1/8" long and 5/8" wide.
This lovely necklace will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real #8 Turquoise stones, and real Red Oyster Shells. #8 Turquoise is of the highest quality or grade of Turquoise stones in the world, this Turquoise is very rare and looks amazing. The matrix seen in the stone adds character and uniqueness. The necklace has a total of NINE stones; each side link has FOUR stones, while the center link has ONE stone. All of the stones are delicately set in hand cut bezel, while twisted silver can be seen accenting and completing the necklace for a gorgeous look. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.