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Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.
Necklace measures approximately 20-1/2".
This piece will add a bold statement to any outfit! This piece of Southwest jewelry is hand strung by American artist Mandi Van Detti out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Coral beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm and 3-mm silver round beads, 5-mm Coral barrel beads, Turquoise and Coral free formed beads that have an average measurement of 7-mm, and Turquoise tear drop shaped beads that beautifully graduate, allowing the largest center bead to measure 30-mm and the smallest tear drop at the end to measure 15-mm. Each end of the necklace is accented with a silver cone and bead for a beautiful 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 their 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.