Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Pink Shell, Brown Shell, and Mother of Pearl.
Necklace measures approximately 20-1/4" inside circumference, allowing the largest center link to measure approximately 2" long and 1" (excluding side rings) at widest point, while the smaller side links measure approximately 1-3/8" long and 5/8" at widest point. Post dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/4" long and 5/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Joyce Waseta, out of genuine sterling silver and real Multicolor inlay. The inlay consisits of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Pink Shell, Brown Shell, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is carefully set, creating adorable Storyteller Woman designs. A total of THREE Storyteller Women make up the necklace, while mini silver beads can be seen accenting for a lovely look. The necklace is finished off with a lobster clasp. The necklace is signed Zuni and by the artist. The earrings perfectly match the necklace for a charming finish. The earrings are signed Zuni and by the artist.
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.
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.