THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, Lapis and Opal.
Post earrings measure approximately 3/4" long and 1/4" at widest point.
What a stunning pair of earrings! This pair of earrings is a gorgeous piece of jewelry that is 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 gently set, while thin silver lines can be seen accenting in between for a perfect finish. The earrings are stamped sterling.
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 October's birthstone. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens one's psychic and mystical qualities.