Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 28-3/4" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 7/8" long, and 1-7/8" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 3" long and 2-5/8" at widest point. Matching post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long and 7/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 179 grams.
This magnificent and traditional necklace set represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist Raymond Delgarito, 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 7-mm silver round beads that are placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The naja is set with THREE stones, and each side of the necklace has a total of FOUR stones. The stones are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while twisted silver, stamped silver beads, and imprinted designs add style for a fantastic look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for a marvelous finish to this set! The entire set has a total of THIRTEEN stones. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.