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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Howlite, and high quality Botswana.
Necklace measures approximately 22-1/2" long. The necklace weighs 78 grams.
If you are looking for elegance and beauty, you have found it! This piece of Southwest style jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm and 5-mm silver round beads, 7-mm Turquoise barrel beads, 9-mm Botswana barrel beads, 10-mm Howlite round beads, along with a dazzling tear drop Botswana bead that makes for a gorgeous center piece! The pictures really do not do this piece justice. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver bead and cone for an incredible finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
Howlite is named after its discoverer Henry How. Howlite is known for its great final polish and rich luster. Howlite is often mistaken for "white buffalo" or "white turquoise" due to the similarity of appearance. Howlite is a combination of pure white with black veins; highlighting the beauty and balance of opposites. Howlite has high calcium content for strong healthy bones and teeth. It would make a wonderful gift for a pregnant or nursing mother.
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.