Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/2" long (including hook) and 1/2" at widest point.
This striking and unique pair of earrings is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Delbert Shirley, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise. TWO Turquoise beads (one in each earring) are delicately set atop dangling silver feathers, while imprinted silver designs accent the earrings for a dazzling finish. Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force. The 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.