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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Charoite, and Oyster Shell.
Necklace measures approximately 19-3/4". The necklace weighs 53 grams.
This piece is guaranteed to impress! The necklace is hand strung bead by bead by American artist Caitlin Cooper out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. Cooper is known to create wonderful works of art to be cherished for years to come! The necklace consists of: 3-mm and 5-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Charoite round beads, 7-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, 8-mm Turquoise rondelle beads, along with a fabulous 45-mm Oyster Shell center piece for a magnificent look! Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a perfect 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 its appeal and beauty.
Charoite was discovered in Russia in 1978 in a mountain in Yakutia, near the Charo River. The beautiful stone has an array of color ranging from bright lavender, violet and lilac to dark purple with a combination of white, gray and black matrix. Its glorious purple color features a unique combination of swirls, feathers and needles. Charoite is believed to enhance confidence, accelerate spiritual growth, and increase the ability to love. Some people believe that Charoite got its name because of the impression that it gives "Chary" which in Russian means "charms" or "magic".