Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 18-3/4" long. The center piece measures approximately 2-3/4" long and 7/8" at widest point. Each side link measures 1-5/8" long and 1/2" wide. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/4" long (including hook) and 1/2" at widest point.
You are bidding on a great necklace set at an incredible price! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Marilyn Yazzie, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise inlay. The inlay is gently set in a feather design, while thin silver lines can be seen highlighting in between for a beautiful look. The center link is completed with a dangle piece for a stylish look. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The earrings perfectly match the necklace and have a total of TWO inlaid pieces (ONE in each earring).
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 their appeal and beauty.