Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 18" inside circumference, the center link measures approximately 1" long and 7/8" wide.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Sharon McCarthy, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is delicately set in a silver bezel setting while mini silver beads and hand cut silver work can be seen accenting the necklace for a breathtaking look. The necklace is 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.