Sterling silver and real Sonoran Gold Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 16-3/8" inside circumference, allowing each side link to measure approximately 1-1/8" long (excluding side rings) and 1-1/8" at widest point, and the center links measure approximately 2-5/8" long and 1-1/8" at widest point. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-3/8" long and 7/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 55 grams.
This lovely necklace set is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Kee Johnson, out of genuine sterling silver and real Sonoran Gold Turquoise stones. The necklace has a total of FOUR links that are each set with ONE stone. All of the stones are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by twisted silver, stamped mini silver beads, and hand cut silver work for a fabulous look. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for an amazing finish to this set! The earrings are stamped .925 (sterling). This entire set has a total of SIX stones.
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.