Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 19-1/2" inside circumference, allowing the smallest side link to measure approximately 1" long (excluding side rings) and 5/8" at widest point, the larger side links to measure approximately 1-1/4" long (excluding side rings) and 3/4" at widest point, and the center links measure approximately 1-3/8" long and 7/8" at widest point. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long and 3/4" at widest point. The necklace weighs 72.5 grams.
This Native American jewelry set is gorgeous! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, by artist R. Livingston, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace has a total of SEVEN stones; each link has ONE stone that is delicately set in a silver bezel settings while stamped silver designs and mini silver beads can be seen accenting the necklace for a stunning finish. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) that are set into hand cut bezels, while being complimented by stamped silver designs and mini silver beads. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked 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.