THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Jasper, Jet, Yellow Mother of Pearl, and Opal.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2" long (including hook) and 1" at widest point.
This is a stunning pair of earrings! This piece of jewelry is crafted out of genuine sterling silver and Multicolor inlay. The Inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Jasper, Jet, Yellow Mother of Pearl, and man made Opal. This piece features unique, detailed inlay work that forms a wonderful Native American Village Design. In this amazing scene, a village can be seen beneath a marvelous starry blue sky! The inlay is gently set in a lovely turtle design, while imprinted designs can be seen accenting for a perfect finish. In some beliefs, the turtle represents strength, female power and fertility. The turtle is also considered to be able to defy death. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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 the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.
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.