Genuine Turquoise Necklace: Nine smooth polished large chip beads hang on a wire bar with rolo style chain and lobster clasp. These beads have stunning vibrant shades of turquoise with black, brown, rust, and tan matrix. Turquoise beads used in Granite Mountain Gems jewelry have been selected (usually in person) directly from the family-owned company that mines and processes material from the Kingman deposit in Mineral Park Mine, Arizona. (This Kingman Turquoise is stabilized as most turquoise is, but the colors are natural.) This variety is called New Boulder.
SIZE: Beads average 10-13mm across. Total length of bar including wire loops is 1 5/8 inches (42mm). Necklace is shown at 18 inches long, or it can be shortened to 16 inches.
Expect features characteristic of natural stone beads, including surface imperfections, inclusions, etc. Note that colors and brightness vary on different monitors. You get the exact piece shown here.
METAL: All metal components are at least .925 Sterling Silver. Chain and wire are .935 Argentium Silver, which is more resistant to tarnish (storing it in a closed container when not wearing for periods of time is still recommended). Argentium is made from ethically sourced silver, and the properties of Argentium reduce manufacturing time, labor and resources.
SHIPPING: Ships within USA via Priority Mail, fully insured with tracking.
PACKAGING: Jewelry is carefully packed in a 100% recycled kraft-covered gift box tied with eco-friendly hemp cord (color varies). Jewelry is ready for gift-giving (no price tags).