Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Mother of Pearl.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1" long (including hook) and 1/2" at widest point.
This is a very gorgeous pair of earrings that would make a great gift! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by the artist, Stephen Lonjose, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is gently set while hand cut silver designs can be seen creating a magnificent Blue Bird design for a wonderful finish. The earrings are 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 its appeal and beauty.
Pearls are known to stabilize and balance emotions. They are believed to help your body in using calcium better. Pearls are full of purity and integrity.