Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long and 3/8" at widest point.
The beautiful features in this pair of earrings will make you appreciate Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry was Navajo hand crafted by artist Elaine Shirley, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while hand crafted silver work creates a magnificent Eagle design. TWO silver feather dangle at the end of each earrings for a breathtaking finish. In Native American beliefs, the eagle is the master of the sky; he is considered to be a carrier of prayers. Many of the Indian Nations admire the eagle for bravery and special connections to the creator. Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force.
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.