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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Oyster Shell.
Pendant measures approximately 4-7/8" long (including bail) and 2-3/4" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 22-5/8" long. Pendant and necklace set weighs 135 grams.
You will absolutely fall in love with this stunning necklace set! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Rose Singer, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this pendant, the second layer forms gorgeous Water Wave designs, along with other native american patterns surrounding ONE Turquoise stone that is delicately set in hand cut bezel for a stunning look. In Native American beliefs, the water waves design represents continuous life. The pendant is stamped .925 (sterling silver) and hallmarked by artist. The necklace is made up of THREE strands of real Turquoise and Oyster Shell beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Oyster Shell rondelle beads, and 6-mm Turquoise beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and beads 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 its appeal and beauty.