THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver and Turquoise.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/4" long (including hook) and 1/4" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship can be seen throughout this beautiful pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Niiha, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. This pair of earrings has a total of TWELVE stones (Six in each earring) that are gently placed in hand cut bezel, while being accented twisted silver that adds style.
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 its appeal and beauty.