THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling Silver and Turquoise.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 2-5/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Southwestern artistry! This amazing piece of jewelry is overlay crafted out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second layer is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In these earrings, the second layer forms a beautiful design. The earrings have a total of SIX stones (THREE in each earring) that are elegantly set in silver bezel while mini silver beads, and twisted silver can be seen accenting for a fabulous finish. 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.