Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 1-1/8" long (including the bail) and 5/8" at widest point. Box chain measures approximately 18-1/8" long and 1-mm wide.
This lovely necklace is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! In this piece of Native American jewelry, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist Byron Begay, and made out of genuine sterling silver, along with a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut bezel setting, while twisted silver and silver mini stamped beads can be seen accenting for a lovely look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. The pendant is accompanied by an Italian snake chain, made out of genuine sterling silver. Each link is perfectly connected together to create this excellent box chain! The necklace may be worn alone or with other pendants, and pendant may be worn with other necklaces. The necklace is stamped Italy, SL, and .925 (sterling silver).
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.