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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Carnelian.
Necklace measures approximately 18-1/2" long.
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, along with real Turquoise and Carnelian beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 7-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, and 6-mm Carnelian round beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and beads for an amazing 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.