Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.
Necklace measures approximately 24" inside circumference allowing the side links to measure 1/2" long and 1-1/8" wide, while the center piece measures 2-1/2" long and 2-1/4" at widest point. The necklace weighs 79 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" long (including hook) and 1/2" at widest point.
This lovely necklace set is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist Gloria Etsitty, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise stones, and real Corals. The necklace is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) and double strands of 6-mm silver eccentric beads that are placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with TEN stones, while each side of the necklace has TEN stones that are attached to three silver petals which are called squash blossoms. All of the stones are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by mini silver beads and hand cut silverwork. The necklace is stamped sterling. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and match the necklace excellently, finishing the set to perfection. The entire set has a total of THIRTY TWO stones.
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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.