Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" (including hook) long and 3/8" at widest point.
This lovely pair of earrings is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! 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, creating a gorgeous tear drop shape. Thin silver lines highlight the earrings for a perfect finish. The earrings are signed by the artist.
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.