Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 33-3/8" inside circumference, allowing each side link to measure approximately 1" long, and 2-1/4" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 2-3/4" long and 3-3/8" at widest point, and weighs 278 grams. Matching post earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long and 7/8" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful necklace set! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist Harry B. Yazzie, 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 8-mm silver round beads placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with EIGHT stones, while each side of the necklace has SIX links that are each set with TWO stones for a total of THIRTY TWO stones. Each stone is gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while gorgeous hand crafted silver flower and scalloped designs can be seen accenting the necklace for an excellent look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. Post earrings have a total of FOUR stones (TWO in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for a dazzling finish to this set! The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked. This piece is absolutely incredible and is among the finest jewelry we have ever had! The entire set has a total of THIRTY 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.