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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Oyster Shell, and man made Opal.
Necklace measures approximately 27-1/2" long and weighs 120 grams.
This bead necklace is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise beads, and multicolor inlay. The necklace consists of: silver round beads that ranges from 2-mm to 10-mm and Turquoise wheel beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the largest center beads to measure 19-mm and the smallest beads at the ends to measure 9-mm. The necklace features ONE inlay bead that consists of: real Turquoise, Magenta Turquoise, Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a gorgeous finish. The cones 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 their 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 the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.