Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Oyster Shell.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 2-5/8" long and 1-1/8" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Southwestern jewelry was hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Oyster Shell beads. The earrings consist of: 2-mm silver round beads, 4-mm Oyster Shell rondelle beads, 7-mm Turquoise barrel beads, along with stunning 20-mm Oyster Shell flower rose beads. Each earring is finished off with a silver cone for a lovely finish! The cones 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 its appeal and beauty.