Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and Tiger Eye.
Necklace measures approximately 30-5/8" long and weighs 104 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise, and Tiger Eye beads. The necklace consists of: Turquoise free fromed beads that have an average measurement of 11-mm, and 10-mm Tiger Eye round beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a delightful finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
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.
Tiger Eye stone contains a golden yellow reflection on a brown ground color. The most important source of tiger eye is South Africa, but it is also found in Australia, India, and California. It is believed to give courage, clear thinking, and protects from negativity.