Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 22-7/8" long, allowing the side links to measure approximately 1-1/4" long, and 1-5/8" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 2" long and 1-3/8" at widest point. Matching post dangle earrings measure approximately 2-7/8" long and 1-3/8" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace set! This Native American jewelry set is Zuni hand crafted by artist Carlene Hattie, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The necklace has a total of THIRTY SIX stones that are gently placed in hand cut beel settings, while twisted silver and mini silver beads accent for a lovely look. The earrings have a total of TWENTY SIX stones (THIRTEEN in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for a fabulous finish to this set! The entire set has a total of SIXTY TWO stones and is signed Zuni and by the artist.
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.