Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Jet.
Post stud earrings measure approximately 1/4" long and 1/8" at widest point.
This pair of earrings is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Evangeline MacKee, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise and real Jet. A total of FOUR stones (TWO in each earring) that are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while thin silver lines accent the earrings for a fabulous finish.
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.