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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Pink Coral, Malachite, Oyster Shell, Gaspeite, and man made Opal.
Necklace measures approximately 22-5/8" long.
This necklace is a true treasure! This piece of Southwest jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, Pink Coral and Malachite beads, along with multicolor inlay divider beads. The necklace consists of: 4-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Pink Coral round beads, and 10-mm Malachite round beads. This necklace also features TWO 16-mm multicolor inlay divider beads that consists of: real Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Gaspeite, and man made Opal. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver bead and cone for a delightful finish. The cones and divider beads are stamped sterling.
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.
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.