Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 31" inside circumference, allowing each side link to measure approximately 5/8" long, and 1-7/8" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 3-1/4" long and 3-3/4" at widest point, and weighs 233 grams. Matching post earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
We bring to you this adorable necklace set! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist Vernon Johnson, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace is composed of one Naja (the crescent-shaped large center pendant) and double strands of 8-mm silver eccentric beads placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with TEN stones, while each side of the necklace has FIVE links that are each set with ONE stone for a total of TWENTY stones. Each stone is delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while twisted silver, along with mini and stamped silver beads highlight for a wonderful look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. Post earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for a remarkable finish to this set! This piece is absolutely spectacular and is among the finest jewelry we have ever had! The entire set has a total of TWENTY TWO 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.