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MATERIALS: Sterling silver and real Turquoise. MEASUREMENTS: Necklace measures approximately 25-5/8" long and weighs 100 grams. DESCRIPTION: This necklace is a Navajo classic! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm and 6-mm silver round beads and Turquoise wheel beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the largest center beads to measure 20-mm and the smallest beads at the ends to measure 8-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a wonderful finish. The cones are stamped sterling. 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 their appeal and beauty.
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