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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Lapis, Oyster Shell, and man made Opal.
Pendant measures approximately 4-5/8" long (including bail) and 1-1/8" at widest point. The necklace measures approximately 24-3/8" long. Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long and 1/4" at widest point. The necklace and pendant weigh 113 grams.
This magnificent and traditional necklace, pendant, and earrings set represents the finest of Southwestern craftsmanship! The pendant is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Lapis, Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. The inlay is carefully set, while creating a lovely cobblestone design. The pendant is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The necklace is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 10-mm Lapis round beads, 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, 9-mm Oyster Shell rondelle beads, along with 7-mm silver round beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a gorgeous look. The cones are stamped sterling. The earrings match the pendant perfectly and create a wonderful finish to this set. The earrings are stamped sterling.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.
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.