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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, and Tiger Eye.
Necklace measures approximately 20-1/2".
This lovely necklace will definitely attract plenty of attention! This piece of Southwestern jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, and Tiger Eye beads. The necklace consists of: 2-mm silver round beads, 8-mm barrel beads, 3-mm Coral round beads, and 3-mm Tiger Eye round beads. Each end of the necklace is completed with a silver cone and bead for a striking finish. The cones 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.