Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 27-1/4" inside circumference, allowing the smallest side links to measure approximately 1-3/4" long (excluding side rings) and 1-1/4" wide, and the center link measures approximately 1-7/8" long and 1-7/8" wide. The necklace weighs 109 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2" long (including hook) and 5/8" at widest point.
This necklace set is a Navajo classic! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist H. Begay, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace has a total of FORTY FOUR stones that are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads and twisted silver can be seen accenting the necklace for a gorgeous finish. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. The earrings have a total of EIGHT stones (FOUR in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
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.