Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 18-3/4" inside circumference, allowing each smaller side link to measure approximately 3/8" long and 3/8" wide, each larger side link to measure approximately 7/8" long, and 5/8" wide, and the centerpiece to measure approximately 2-1/4" long (excluding side rings) and 2-1/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 63 grams.
This is truly an outstanding necklace that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Lucinda Sardo, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turuqoise stones. The necklace is made up of FIVE Turquoise stones that are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings. Twisted silver, stamped mini silver beads, and hand crafted silver work accent the stones for a lovely look. The necklace is finished off with 5-mm silver rondelle beads, and 6-mm silver long barrel beads. The center stone is stamped .925 (sterling) and is 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 its appeal and beauty.