Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Lapis, and Fresh Water Pearl.
The necklace measures approximately 24-1/4" long. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-3/4" long (including hook) and 3/8" wide.
This is a very gorgeous necklace set that would make a great gift! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 3-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Lapsi round beads, 7-mm Fresh Water Pearls, and Turquoise free formed beads with an average measurement of 12-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for an excellent finish. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the necklace, consisiting of: 3-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Lapsi round beads, 7-mm Fresh Water Pearls, and Turquoise free formed beads with an average measurement of 12-mm.
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.
Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.