Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, White and Yellow Mother of Pearl.
Necklace measures approximately 27" inside circumference. The smallest links measures approximately 1-1/8" long (excluding side rings) and 5/8" wide, and the largest links measure 1-3/4" long and 1-1/8" at widest point. The center link measures approximately 1-3/4" long and 1-3/4" at widest point (excluding side rings). The necklace weighs 51.4 grams. Post earrings meaure approximately 7/8" long and 1/2" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this jewelry set! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Carol Niiha, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor inlay. The inlay consisits of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and White and Yellow Mother of Pearl. The necklace is made up of FIVE links while thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between for a lovely finish. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The earrings perfectly match the earrings with inlay that is carefully set in.
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.