Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 19-3/8" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 3/4" long, and 2-1/4" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 1-1/2" long and 1-1/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 98 grams.
This is a very exquisite necklace that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Jimson Belin, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The center piece is set with ONE stone, while each side of the necklace has TWO links that are each set with TWO stones for a total of NINE stones. All of the stones are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while hand cut silver work and imprinted designs can be seen accenting for a magnificent finish. The necklace is finished off with a lobster clasp. 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.