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Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Onyx, Oyster Shell, Magenta Turquoise, and man made Opal.
Necklace measures approximately 30-1/2" and weighs 125.0 grams.
This gorgeous necklace is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This southwestern piece is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, black Onyx beads, a fabulous inlay pendant bead. The necklace consists of: 3-mm and 12-mm sterling silver round beads, 12-mm black Onyx round beads, and TWO inlay beads that consist of real Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Magenta Turquoise, and man made Opal. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a stunning finish. Cones 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 the birthstone for 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 its appeal and beauty.