and I'm taking this...
If you (or someone you know) knows anthing about this wonderful necklace feel free to share.
I thought it might be Native American but am not so sure about that anymore. I feel like it is an "artist" piece. I do know that it is from some people from the West and that they also had some turquoise jewelry... that is all.
I think it is a jasper stone and I am sure it is sterling silver.
I'll be sure to tell you what I find out!