THE STORY BEHIND THE JEWELRY
Sterling silver, Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell, Opal, and Black Inlay.
Post earrings measures approximately 5/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
What a stunning pair of earrings! The earrings are hand made out of genuine sterling silver and multicolor inlay. Real Turquoise, Red Oyster Shell Black Inlay, and man made Opal are carefully set, while thin silver lines can be seen in between for a lovely look. Twisted silver and a double layer of cut through patterns highlight and complete the earrings perfectly. The earrings are stamped sterling.
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.
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.