Sterling Silver, real Kingman Turquoise, and Malachite.
Necklace measures approximately 30-3/4" long and weighs 153 grams.
This lovely necklace will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American Jewelry jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Kingman Turquoise, and Malachite beads. The necklace consists of: 8-mm Malachite round beads, and Turquoise beads that have an average measurement of 15-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for an extraordinary 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 their appeal and beauty.
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.