Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 19" long, allowing the center piece and pendant to measure approximately 3-1/4" long. Hook dangle earrings measure 1-1/2" long (including hook) and 1/2" wide.
This is truly an outstanding necklace set that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Francine Lekyate, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise needlepoint stones. The center piece is set with TWENTY-NINE stone, while the dangling pendant is set with SEVEN stones. Mini silver beads, twisted silver, and stamped patterns accent the center piece and pendant for an adorable look. The necklace is signed Zuni and hallmarked. The earrings are set with SIX stones (THREE in each earring) and perfectly match the necklace for an outstanding finish to this set! Entire set has a total of FORTY-TWO needlepoint 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.