Sterling silver, real Picture Rock, and Malachite.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long and 1/4" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Picture Rock, and Malachite beads. The earrings consists of: 6-mm Picture Rock round beads, along with4-mm and 5-mm Malachite round beads.
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.