Sterling silver, Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl.
Necklace measures approximately 22" inside circumference, allowing the side links to measure approximately 1-1/8" long (excluding side rings) and 1-1/8" at widest point, and the center links measure approximately 2-7/8" long and 1-5/8" at widest point. Post dangle earrings measure approximately 2-7/8" long and 1-1/4" at widest point.
You will absolutely fall in love with this stunning necklace set! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Abel Soseeah, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is delicately set, creating FIVE incredible Sun designs. Each link features ONE Sun design, while being accented with stamped silver beads for a remarkable look. In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. The earrings perfectly match the necklace for a beautiful finish to this set! The set is signed 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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.