Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Purple Agate, along with Purple and Orange Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 29-1/2" long and weighs 65 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-3/4" long (including hook) and 3/8" wide.
This necklace set is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, 8-mm Coral rondelle beads, 10-mm Purple Agate rondelle beads, 4-mm Orange Oyster Shell round beads, and Purple Oyster Shell wheel beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the smallest beads on the end to measure 9-mm and the largest beads in the center to measure 12-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a remarkable finish. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the necklace, and consist of: 2-mm silver round beads, 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, 8-mm Coral rondelle beads, 10-mm Purple Agate rondelle beads, along with 8-mm & 10-mm Purple Oyster Shell rondelle beads.
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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.