Sterling silver and real Malachite.
Necklace measures approximately 20-1/8" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 1-1/4" long (excluding side rings) and 1" at it's widest point. The center link measures approximately 1-3/8" long and 1-1/8" at it's widest point. The necklace weighs 58 grams. Post earrings measure approxiamtely 3/4" long and 3/4" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, out of genuine sterling silver and real Malachite stones. The necklace has a total of THREE stones; each link has ONE stone that is carefully placed in a hand cut bezel setting. Twisted silver and hand cut silver work accent each link, completing the necklace perfectly. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The earrings match the necklace beautifully, and have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring). The earrings are Stamped sterling and hallmarked. The entire set has a total FIVE stones.
Malachite is famous for its radial banding and deep green color. Popular today for use in Southwestern style jewelry, malachite was also popular in the past with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It was worn as a good luck charm to keep away danger and illness. It is believed to balance and stabilize ones emotions.