Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 20" long, center piece measures approximately 1-1/4" long and 1-1/2" wide.
This lovely necklace 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 Verley Betone, out of genuine sterling silver, and real Turquoise stones. The center piece has a total of FOUR stones that are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while mini and stamped silver beads can be seen highlighting for a lovely finish. The center piece is stamped sterling and hallmarked. Each link in the necklace is perfectly connected together to create this gorgeous chain. The necklace is stamped .925 (sterling silver).
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.