Sterling silver, real Turquoise, along with Orange and Purple Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 31-1/4" and weighs 194 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine Sterling Silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: silver round beads that ranges from 4-mm to 12-mm, 15-mm Turquoise beads, along with 14-mm Purple and Orange Oyster Shell Wheel beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a wonderful 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.