Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
The necklace measures approximately 30-1/2" long and weighs 85 grams. Hook dangle earrings measure approxiamtely 2-5/8" long (including hook) and 3/4" wide.
This is a very exquisite necklace set that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads and Turquoise round beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the smallest beads at the end to measure 5-mm and the largest beads in the center to measure 16-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a charming finish. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings perfectly match the necklace, consisting of: 2-mm silver round beads, and 4-mm Turquoise round 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.