Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 25-1/2" long and weighs 111.5 grams.
This gorgeous necklace is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Southwest style jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads and real Turquoise free formed beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the largest center beads to measure 26-mm and the smallest beads at the end to measure 11-mm. Each end of the necklace is finished off with a silver bead and cone for a lovely 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 its appeal and beauty.