Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 19" inside circumference (adjustable up to 22-1/4"), allowing each side link to measure approximately 7/8" long, and 5/8" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 2-3/8" long and 2-1/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 67 grams.
You will absolutely fall in love with this stunning necklace! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist B. Platero, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) and a strand of 6-mm silver round beads placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with SIX stones, while each side of the necklace has FOUR links that are each set with ONE stone for a total of FOURTEEN stones. All of the stones are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads and hand crafted silver horse designs accent the necklace for a lovely finish. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff".
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.