Sterling silver and real Turquoise (Matrix in stones may vary slightly).
Post earrings measure approximately 5/8" long and 3/8" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Elaine Shirley, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by a gorgeous hand crafted silver eagle design. Mini silver beads can be seen accenting the earrings for a stunning finish. In Native American beliefs, the eagle is the master of the sky; he is considered to be a carrier of prayers. Many of the Indian Nations admire the eagle for bravery and special connections to the creator.
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.