THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Black Jade, and Opal.
Post earrings measure approximately 1-3/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
This gorgeous pair of earrings is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of jewelry is hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver and Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Oyster Shell, Black Jade, along with man made Opal. The inlay is Tcarefully set, while thin silver lines and cut through designs can be seen accenting in between for a delightful look. The earrings are stamped sterling.
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.
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.