Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, and Mother of Pearl.
Necklace measures approximately 20-1/2" long. The center piece measures approximately 3-1/4" long and 1-7/8" at widest point. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-3/8" 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 Zuni hand crafted by artist F. Lowsayate, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, and Mother of Pearl inlay. The inlay is gently set, while thin silver lines and twisted silver 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 signed Zuni and by the artist. The earrings perfectly match the necklace and have a total of TWO inlaid pieces (ONE in each earring). The earrings are signed Zuni and hallmarked.
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.
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.