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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, along with Orange and Purple Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 24-5/8" long and weighs 154 grams.
This is a very exquisite necklace that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 3-mm and 7-mm silver round beads, 8-mm Coral rondelle beads, 14-mm Orange and Purple Oyster Shell wheel beads, and Turquoise free form beads that have an average measurment of 18-mm. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and beads for a stunning finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
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.
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.