THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Lapis, Purple Oyster Shell, and Opal.
Necklace measures approximately 20" inside circumference, allowing each side link to measure approximately 2-3/8" long (excluding side rings), and 5/8" wide, while the center link measures approximately 2-1/8" long (excluding side ring) and 1-1/8" at widest point. Post earrings measure approximately 1-3/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
You will absolutely fall in love with this marvelous jewelry set! This jewelry set is hand made out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Lapis, Purple Oyster Shell, and man made Opal. The necklace has a total of THREE links, each link has inlay that is delicately set while forming gorgeous sun and arrow designs. Cut through work can be seen highlighting and completing the necklace perfectly. The necklace is stamped sterling and hallmarked. The earrings perfectly match the center link on the necklace and have inlay that is carefully set, while creating lovely sun designs. In some beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. Arrows usually signify direction of travel, force and movement. 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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities.