Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" long and 1/4" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Joanne Cooyate, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. This pair of earrings has a total of EIGHT stones (FOUR in each) that are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads and twisted silver can be seen accenting for a marvelous 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.