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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, and Black Mother of Pearl.
Pendants measure 7/8" (including bail). Necklace measures approximately 20".
This gorgeous necklace is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! 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: 2-mm and 3-mm silver round beads, 3-mm Coral round beads, 4-mm Turquoise round beads, along with 22-mm (including bail) Black Mother of Pearl Thunderbird beads 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.
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.