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Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, along with man made Opal, Mother of Pearl, and Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 17-1/8" long. Center piece measures approximately 3/4" long (including bail) and 3/8" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace! We provide you with the absolute best quality of liquid silver out on the market today! Test it yourself and you'll know the difference! The center piece is crafted out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise, and man made Opal inlay. The inlay is gently set in a silver bezel setting, while being accented by thin silver lines for a marvelous finish. The center piece is stamped sterling. The necklace is hand strung out of liquid silver, 2-mm and 3-mm silver round beads, along with 2-mm man made Turquoise and Mother of Pearl heishi beads.
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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.