Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Pin Shell.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-7/8" long (including hook) and 1/4" at widest point.
This is a very exquisite pair of earrings that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise, and Pin Shell beads. The earrings consist of: 2-mm silver round beads, Turquoise free formed beads with an average measurement of 6-mm, and 2-mm Pin Shell heishi beads.
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.