Sterling Silver, real Coral, and Fresh Water Pearl, along with man made Turquoise.
The necklace measures approximately 30" long and weighs 75 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approxiamtely 1-3/4" long (including hook) and 3/8" wide.
Expect plenty of compliments while wearing this stunning necklace set! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real and man made multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 5-mm Coral round beads, Fresh Water Pearls with an average measurement of 10-mm, and Turquoise nugget beads with an average measurement of 9-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a lovely finish. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the necklace, consisting of: 4-mm Coral round beads, 7-mm Fresh Water Pearls, and 9-mm Turquoise nugget beads.
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 their appeal and beauty.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.