This necklace is made of smooth free-form organic nuggets of bright sky blue Turquoise from the Campitos Mine, in Sonora, Mexico on either side of a handmade Conch Shell bead from Nepal. The conch shell is capped on either side by silver metal and is handmade by Tibetans artisans in Nepal. The turquoise beads are separated ad highlighted by the lead-free Pewter daisy spacers and sterling silver round beads. A lovely heart shaped toggle provides closure to this eye-catching necklace, perfect for the turquoise lover!
Turquoise has been associated with gods and goddesses of many ancient cultures from China, the Middle East, and the Americas. It was worn by Pharoahs and Aztec Kings. Native Americans used the stone symbolizing the sea and sky coming together, to bless warriors and hunters. Turquoise is thought to attract prosperity and success, enhance creativity and communication. Turquoise is the alternate birthstone for December. Most of the Turquoise sold today is enhanced or stabilized for durability. Turquoise from the Campitos mine is light blue in color, with a grey/black matrix and some pyrite.
The 925/10 silver filled jewelry components are made of 10% silver, that is mechanically bonded to a brass core for strength and beauty. An affordable alternative to the now expensive and tarnishable sterling silver.
Length: maximum length 19 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with silver - filled crimps, crimp covers and wire guards.
Bead size: varying sizes (20 to 25 mm in length x 10 to 14 mm) in width of Turquoise nuggets; 15 mm x 23 mm conch shell bead.
Clasp: Heart shaped silver-filled toggle.
Earrings: See item RMS 4858 for a pair of matching earrings.
Care: Clean with soft fabric, or non-abrasive polishing cloth. Avoid direct contact with perfumes, hairspray, and deodorants. Jewelry should be worn after application of cosmetics. Store wrapped in soft fabric or sealed in plastic bag.
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