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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Carnelian.
Necklace measures approximately 19-1/8" long and weighs 117 grams.
You will absolutely fall in love with this stunning necklace! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Carnelian beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: 2-mm and 3-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Carnelian round beads, 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, along with 14-mm Turquoise beads. The three strands in this necklace elegantly graduate, so that the necklace will lay perfectly around your neck. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone for a lovely 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.
Carnelian is the birthstone of August. It increases energy, and adds endurance along with encouragement. It is also believed to still the blood and calm the temper. Carnelian is a flesh-red to brown-red, translucent to opaque type of chalcedony. Its red comes from iron within the stone.