THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Jet and Opal.
Post earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long and 1" at widest point.
Expect plenty of compliments while wearing this stunning pair of earrings! This piece of jewelry is crafted out of genuine sterling silver and Multicolor inlay. The inlay consist of: real Turquoise and Jet, and man made Opal. The earrings are reversible, they can be worn on either side, one side being Turquoise and the other side being Jet and Opal (it's like having two pairs of earrings in one). The inlay is carefully set, while creating a marvelous design. Thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between the inlay adding style. Twisted silver and stamped designs can also be seen accenting the earrings for a perfect finish. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.