Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 18-1/2" inside circumference, allowing the smaller side links to measure approximately 1-1/4" long, and 7/8" wide, the larger side links to measure approximately 1-3/8" long, and 1" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 1-5/8" long and 1-1/4" at widest point. Matching hook earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long (including hook) and 7/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs 80 grams.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted by artist Tom Lewis, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace has a total of FIVE links that are each set with ONE stone. All of the stones are carefully set in hand cut shaped bezel settings, while twisted silver, stamped mini silver beads, and hand cut silver work accent for a gorgeous look. Silver 6-mm round beads and silver cones finish off the necklace for a perfect finish. The silver cones are stamped sterling. The center piece is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for an extraordinary finish to this set! The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. This entire set has a total of SEVEN stones.
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.