Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 19-3/4" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 1" long, and 1/4" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 2 long and 1-3/4" at widest point. Matching hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long (Including hook) and 3/8" at widest point. The necklace weighs approximately 63 grams.
This is a very exquisite necklace set that must not be overlooked! This Native American jewelry set is Navajo hand crafted and strung by artist Phil Garcia, 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 6-mm silver round beads that are placed at regular intervals among the round side of the center. The Naja is set with SIX stones, while each side of the necklace has FOURTEEN stones that are gently set in hand cut bezel settings for a gorgeous finish. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The earrings have a total of FOUR stones (TWO in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for a lovely finish to this set. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. This entire set has a total of THIRTY FOUR 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.