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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Lapis, Tiger Eye, and Picture Rock.
Necklace measures approximately 33" long and weighs 56 grams.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing necklace! This piece of Southwestern jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm and 3-mm silver round beads, Turquoise free formed beads that have an average measurement of 6-mm, 8-mm Turquoise barrel beads, 5-mm Coral rondelle beads, 6-mm Coral round beads, Lapis free formed beads that have an average measurement of 8-mm, 8-mm Tiger Eye rondelle beads, and 6-mm Picture Rock round beads. Each end of the necklace is highlighted with a silver cone and bead for a stunning look. 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 its 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.