Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 3-1/2" long (including bail) and 1-1/2" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 18-1/4" long. The necklace weighs 92 grams.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace set! In this Native American jewelry set, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The stone is gently set in a hand cut bezel, while being accented by twisted silver and hand cut silver work for a fascinating look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real 8-mm rondelle Turquoise beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a wonderful 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.