Sterling silver and real Malachite.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-5/8" long (including hook) and 3/8" at widest point.
This pair of earrings is a Navajo classic! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Malachite beads. The earrings consist of: 3-mm silver round beads and 8-mm Malachite round beads. The earrings are accented with silver cones for a lovely finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
Malachite is famous for its radial banding and deep green color. Popular today for use in Southwestern style jewelry, malachite was also popular in the past with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It was worn as a good luck charm to keep away danger and illness. It is believed to balance and stabilize ones emotions.