Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 17-7/8" long, allowing the side links to measure approximately 3/4" long (excluding side rings) and 3/8" wide, and the center link measures approximately 1-1/4" long and 3/4" wide.
This is truly an outstanding necklace that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, by artist Verley Betone, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. 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.