Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 16-7/8" long.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver with 2-mm silver round beads, and real Turquoise freeform beads that have an average measurement of 10-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and silver bead for a magnificent 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.