Sterling silver, Turquoise, Coral, Sugilite, and Red Oyster Shell.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/2" long (including hook) and 5/8" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional pair of earrings represents the finest of Southwestern craftsmanship! The earrings are crafted out of genuine sterling silver and man made Multicolor beads. The silver imprinted concho earrings are highlighted by FIVE dangles that consist of: 2-mm Turquoise, Coral, Sugilite, and Red Oyster Shell heishi beads, along with 2-mm and 3-mm silver round beads. Earrings are stamped sterling.
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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.