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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, White Inlay, Howlite, Purple, Red and Orange Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 29" long and weighs 162 grams.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor beads, and real multicolor inlay beads. The necklace is made up of FIVE strands that consist of: silver round beads that range from 5-mm to 10-mm, 6-mm and 10-mm Orange and Purple Oyster Shell rondelle beads, 6-mm Howlite round beads, 7-mm Turquoise beads, 21-mm multicolor inlay beads, and much more! The FIVE strands in this necklace are being held together by TWO multicolor inlay divider beads that consists of: Turquoise, Red and Orange Oyster Shell along with White Inlay. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a splendid finish. The cones and divider beads are stamped sterling.
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.
Howlite is named after its discoverer Henry How. Howlite is known for its great final polish and rich luster. Howlite is often mistaken for "white buffalo" or "white turquoise" due to the similarity of appearance. Howlite is a combination of pure white with black veins; highlighting the beauty and balance of opposites. Howlite has high calcium content for strong healthy bones and teeth. It would make a wonderful gift for a pregnant or nursing mother.