Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post earrings measure approximately 5/8" long and 5/8" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry was Zuni hand crafted by artist Evelyn Mahkee, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise inlay. The inlay is gently set, while thin silver lines accent the earrings for a remarkable 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.