Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post earrings measure approximately 3/4" long and 5/8" wide.
This gorgeous pair of earrings is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Joan Coyote, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of TEN stones (FIVE in each earring) are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while hand crafted silver work creates amazing dragonfly designs for a delightful finish. Dragonflies are connected with water springtime, fertility, renewal, and are considered a messenger.
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.