Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 21" long.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful necklace! This piece of Southwest style jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 4-mm silver round beads and Turquoise tear drop beads that beautifully graduate allowing the smaller beads at the end to measure 10-mm and the largest center bead to measure 16-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.