Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 32-3/4" inside circumference, allowing each side link to measure approximately 1-1/4" long, and 2-1/8" wide, while the center piece measures approximately 3-1/8" long and 2-3/8" at widest point, and weighs 321 grams. Matching hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-3/8" long (including hook) and 1-1/8" at widest point.
The beautiful features in this necklace set will make you appreciate Native American art! This Native American jewelry set is Zuni hand crafted and strung by artist George Leekity, 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 SEVEN stones, while each side of the necklace has SIX links that are each set with ONE stone for a total of NINETEEN stones. All of the stones are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads, stamped designs, and hand crafted silver work can be seen accenting for a gorgeous look. Entire traditional necklace is flexible "not stiff". The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. Hook dangle earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for a breathtaking finish to this set! This piece is absolutely amazing and is among the finest jewelry we have ever had! The entire set has a total of TWENTY ONE 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.