Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Onyx, Red and Orange Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 26-1/4" long. The center piece measures approximately 4-5/8" long and 1-1/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 90 grams.
This is truly an outstanding necklace that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver along with real Multicolor beads and real Red Oyster Shell inlay beads. The necklace consists of: 6-mm Turquoise, Orange Oyster Shell, Coral, and Onyx rondelle beads, 7-mm Lapis rondelle beads, 12-mm inlay beads, silver round beads that range from 2-mm to 6-mm, along with Turquoise free form beads that have an average measurement of 8-mm. The necklace features THREE inlay beads that are hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and real Red Oyster Shell inlay. The center piece of the necklace is made up of the dazzling 16-mm inlay bead and FOUR beaded dangles that match the necklace perfectly. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a gorgeous look. Cones are stamped sterling.
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.