Southwestern Green Turquoise 6 Strand Necklace with Sterling Beads measures approximately 32" in length. Has one carved fetish of a bear on one of the strands. Beautiful engraved sterling silver beads extend to the back of the neck. Hook closure.
Green turquoise is highly sought after by jewelers and collectors. The mining for green turquoise has drastically slowed down since the 1990s due to depleting sources. Thus, many are now buying it as an investment. Green turquoise is thought to possess all the same metaphysical properties as other turquoise varieties. It was especially popular among Native Americans. Some believe that turquoise possesses protective properties. The ancient Tibetans believed that turquoise carried strong healing powers. In Chinese feng shui, turquoise is believed to carry the energy of water. For those who follow Western astrology, it is the stone of Sagittarius. For modern birthstone followers, turquoise is often worn as a traditional birthstone for December.