Sterling silver and man made Opal.
Necklace measures approximately 23-1/8" inside circumference, allowing the smallest side link to measure approximately 7/8" long (excluding side rings) and 3/4" at widest point, the larger side links to measure approximately 1-3/8" long (excluding side rings) and 3/4" at widest point, and the center links measure approximately 2-5/8" long and 1-1/8" at widest point. Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-7/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional necklace set represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Clem Nalwood, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Opal stones. TWO of the links are made up of stamped and mini silver beads, while the other SIX each have ONE stone that is gently placed in a hand cut bezel setting. Hand crafted silver work, stamped patterns, and mini silver beads can be seen accenting each link for an elegant look. The necklace is stamped Navajo, sterling, and hallmarked. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) that are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, and perfectly match the necklace for a fabulous finish to this set! The entire set has a total of EIGHT stones.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.