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Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Necklace measures approximately 21" inside circumference, allowing the smallest side links to measure approximately 1-7/8" long (excluding side rings) and 1" at widest point, while the center link measures approximately 3-3/8" long (excluding side rings) and 1-3/8" at widest point. Post earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long and 3/4" at widest point. The necklace weighs 138 grams.
This is a very exquisite necklace set that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Alex Sanchez, out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise stone. The necklace has ONE stone that is delicately set in silver bezel while being accenting by stunning overlaid designs. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second layer is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this necklace, the second layer forms Water Wave, Bear, Hand and a variety of other Native American designs completing the necklace beautifully. Stamped patterns can be seen accenting the back of the pendant for a marvelous look. In Native American beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper". The water waves design represents continuous life.The earrings perfectly match the necklace for a delightful look. The set is stamped sterling and hallmarked by artist.
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.