Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, and Pin Shell.
The necklace measures approximately 24-1/4" long. Hook dangle earrings measure approxiamtely 2-3/8" long (including hook) and 7/8" wide.
This necklace set is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Pin Shell beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: Turquoise beads with an average measurement of 5-mm, and 3-mm Pin Shell heishi beads. The necklace can be worn one of two ways, loosely around the neck or slightly twisted for an additional fashion statement. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for an excellent finish. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the necklace, consisting of: Turquoise beads with an average measurement of 5-mm, and 3-mm Pin Shell heishi beads.
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.