THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling Silver and Turquoise (matrix in the inlay may vary slightly).
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-7/8" long (including hook) and 5/8" at widest point.
These are a very exquisite earrings that must not be overlooked! The earrings are crafted out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise inlay. The inlay is carefully placed in a silver bezel setting, while cut through work, thin silver lines and imprinted patterns can be seen creating a fabulous Kokopelli design for a wonderful finish. The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In some beliefs, the Kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing. Earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.