Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 24" long. Post earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long and 7/8" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional necklace set represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise beads and real Turquoise stones. The necklace has a total of ELEVEN stones that are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by twisted silver and mini silver beads for a dazzling look. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and 6-mm Turquoise rondelle beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and a bead for an outstanding finish. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the necklace and have a total of TWELVE stones (SIX in each earring) that are delicately set, matching the necklace to perfection! The set 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 its appeal and beauty.