Sterling silver and real #8 Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 27-5/8" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 1-3/8" long, and 1-1/8" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 2-1/4 long and 2-3/8" at widest point. Matching hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-7/8" long (Including hook) and 3/4" at widest point. The necklace weighs approximately 178 grams.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful necklace set! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist H. Begay, out of genuine sterling silver and real #8 Turquoise stones. #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 is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) and double strands of 6-mm silver round beads that are placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with FIFTEEN stones, while each side of the necklace has THIRTY FIVE stones that are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by twisted silver and mini silver beads for a fascinating look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The earrings have a total of EIGHT stones (FOUR in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for a lovely finish to this set. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked. This entire set has a total of NINETY THREE 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.