This magnificent one-of-a-kind necklace is definitely a statement piece. It represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship. The large slices of Kingman Mine Turquoise are 2 1/4" long and 2" wide. The story goes that it was crafted for a chief-tan, which is the reason it does not have a clasp. It is strung on heavy twine. Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Native Americans have prized Turquoise since the time of the Anasazi, who mined it in New Mexico.