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Genuine Turquoise Necklace, Chunky Discs Sterling Silver Handmade Jewelry

Item Description

Named after the Navajo word for “turquoise,” the exquisite DOO TL’ IZH II handmade necklace definitely exudes the soul of the Desert Southwest.  A sacred stone to the Navajo, Zuni and other Native Americans, it is often called "fallen sky stones.".  The one of a kind, chunky gemstone and sterling silver necklace features graduated turquoise discs that shout out wonderful rustic vibes.  Each old stock irregular turquoise disc (at least 50 years old - bought many years ago before the price of turquoise sky rocketed), has its own personality in shape, size and color, with the larger discs in front and the smaller at the back of the necklace. 
As you can see in the photos, the genuine turquoise is mostly blue in color but there is a bit of green, as well.  Wonderful natural black and brown matrix runs through a majority of the discs adding eye appeal.  The genuine turquoise has been stabilized to harden it - approximately 90% of turquoise is stabilized since it’s naturally a soft stone - and the color is natural. So that the necklace drapes sinuously, a small sterling silver bead separates each disc.  A textured sterling silver hook clasp securely fastens the back of the necklace.  Carefully designed and handmade by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs, the DOO TL’ IZH II handmade necklace is a perfect gift for the woman who loves real turquoise, has an affinity for Southwest vibes and adores wearing one of a kind artisan designs!  “Doo tl’ izh ii” is Navajo for “turquoise.”

  • Genuine turquoise graduated irregular discs:  from app. 25 mm - 10 mm (1.0” x 0.39”)
  • Metal:  sterling silver
  • Clasp:  textured sterling silver hook clasp
  • Length:  app. 19.5” / 49.5 cm but wears more like an 18.5” / 46.9 cm necklace due to its chunkiness

  ***  For a better understanding of the relative size of the turquoise used to create the one of a kind DOO TL’ IZH II necklace, please be sure to check out photo # 6 for a size comparison with a quarter.

Turquoise, a gemstone sacred to the Navajo, Zuni and other Native Americans, is a stone of wholeness, promoting a sense of unity with all that surrounds us; it is believed to bring peace of mind, a soothing energy and healing of the spirit.  Silver is a metal of love and healing; it is a mirror to the soul, helping us to see ourselves as others see us.


The DOO TL’ IZH II artisan necklace was carefully designed and handmade in a dog friendly, smoke free studio.  The necklace will come with two informational drop tags: one with the piece's name; the other lists the materials used in the necklace and the language of the stones and metals. It will be carefully packed in an organza jewelry bag, perfect for gift giving to a loved one . . . or to yourself!   
***  The jewelry in my shop is photographed outside in natural light.  Please be aware that not all computer monitors show colors exactly the same. The colors of the components used to create each piece of jewelry are extremely close to the actual color on my own monitor. They may appear lighter or darker on yours.


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