Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 26-1/4" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 3/4" long, and 1-3/4" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 3-1/4" long and 2-1/8 at widest point. Matching hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long (Including hook) and 7/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 113 grams.
This necklace set is a Navajo classic! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist Tom Lewis, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) and double strands of 6-mm silver round beads that are placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. Each side of the necklace has a total of FIVE stones that are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings. Twisted silver, stamped silver beads, and hand cut silver work can be seen accenting the necklace for a beautiful look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for an outstanding finish to this set! The entire set has a total of TWELVE stones. The earrings are stamped .925 (sterling) and 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.