Sterling silver and real Kingman Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 27-1/4" inside circumference allowing the side links to measure 1-5/8" long and 5/8" wide, while the center piece measures 2-3/4" long and 3-1/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 271.5 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long (including hook) and 3/4" at widest point.
This is truly an outstanding necklace that will make a great impression! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist Mary Ann Spencer, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Kingman Turquoise stones. 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. Each side of the necklace has SIX stones. All of the stones are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by stamped silver mini beads and hand crafted silver designs for a fabulous look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for an excellent finish to this set. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The earrings are stamped .925 (sterling). This entire set has a total of TWENTY FOUR 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.