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Sterling silver, real Mangano Caclite, Turquoise, Coral, Pink Coral, Onyx, Malachite, Tiger Eye, Rhodochrosite, Aventurine, Unakite, and Charoite.
Necklace measures approximately 20" long and weighs 56 grams, centerpiece measures approximately 1-7/8" long and 1-1/4" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Southwestern art! This piece of Southwestern jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 6-mm Turquoise round beads, 6-mm Coral round beads, 6-mm Pink Coral round beads, 6-mm Onyx round beads, 6-mm Malachite round beads, 6-mm Tiger Eye round beads, 6-mm Rhodochrosite round beads, 6-mm Aventurine round beads, 6-mm Unakite round beads, 8-mm Charoite rondelle beads, and a 32-mm Mangano Caclite centerpiece. Each end of the necklace is highlighted with a silver cone and bead for a remarkable 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.