THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Lapis, Opal, and Red Oyster Shell.
Post earrings measures approximately 5/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
Check out this amazing pair of earrings! This pair of earrings are a gorgeous piece of jewelry that are handmade out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of real: Turquoise, Lapis, Red Oyster Shell and man made Opal. The inlay is carefully set, while forming a lovely design. Cut through patterns accents the earrings for a fantastic 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.