Sterling silver and Turquoise.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-7/8" long (including hook) and 5/8" at widest point.
This amazing pair of earrings depicts the beauty and elegance of the great Southwest! This gorgeous piece of jewelry is overlay crafted out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The earrings have a total of TWENTY needlepoint stones (TEN in each earring), that are delicately placed in silver bezel, while mini silver beads, twisted silver, and stunning overlaid designs complete the earrings perfectly. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One to form the foundation, while the second layer is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this pair of earrings, the second layer forms magnificent water wave designs that add style to the piece. In some beliefs, the water waves design represent continuous life. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked.
Turquoise is the birthstone of December. It is believed that turquoise tends to bring good fortune, strength and helps overcome illness. Turquoise got its name from the Levantine traders called Turks who brought the stone to Europe from Persia via Turkey centuries ago. Native Americans have prized turquoise since the time of the Aztecs, who mined it in New Mexico. The natural variations that occur in turquoise are part of their appeal and beauty.