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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Necklace measures approximately 33-3/4" long and weighs 103 grams.
This lovely necklace will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver along with real Turquoise and Coral beads. The necklace is made up of THREE strands that consist of: 2-mm silver round beads, 3-mm Coral round beads, and Turquoise rondelle beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the largest center beads to measure 10-mm and the smallest beads at the end to measure 4-mm. The necklace can be worn one of two ways, loosely around the neck or slightly twisted for an additional fashion statement. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and beads 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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.