Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and Coral.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-7/8" long (including hook) and 5/8" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise stones and Corals. This pair of earrings has a total of SIX stones (THREE in each earring) that are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by mini silver beads and stunning silver petals known as squash blossoms accent to give these earrings a fantastic finish.
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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.