This necklace is made of larger smooth free-form organic nuggets of bright sky blue Turquoise from the Campitos Mine, in Sonora, Mexico between lengths of smaller Turquoise nuggets. A sterling silver trigger clasp and a silver plated extension chain allows you to wear this necklace at any preferred length. An eye-catching necklace, perfect for hot summers and 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.
Length: 17 inches extendable to 21.5 inches.
Beading Wire: 0.19"/49 strand clear-coated stainless steel professional quality beading wire with sterling silver crimps, crimp covers and wire guards.
Bead size: Larger Turquoise nuggets of varying sizes about 19 mm in length x 14 mm in width; smaller 4 x 6 mm Turquoise nuggets.
Earrings: a single length of smaller Turquoise nuggets, 1.5 inches from your piercing. All ear wires from Sundancegems come with a clear medical grade PVC ear clutch or stopper. These fit snug on the ear wire, and prevent you from loosing your earrings. They will not tarnish silver. If you prefer earrings with larger Turquoise nuggets see Item RMS4858 in my shop.
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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