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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and #8 Turquoise.
Pendant measures approximately 2-3/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/2" at widest point. Necklace measures approximately 18-3/4" long.
This lovely necklace is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! In this Native American jewelry set, the pendant is Navajo hand crafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and real #8 Turquoise stones. A total of NINE stones are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by silver beads and twisted silver for a magnificent look. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise beads. The necklace consists of: 5-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, along with 4-mm silver round beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a fabulous finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
#8 Turquoise is of the highest quality or grade of Turquoise stones in the world, this Turquoise is very rare and looks amazing. The matrix seen in the stone adds character and uniqueness.
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.