Sterling Silver and mand made Opal.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/8" long and 7/8" at widest point.
This pair of earrings is a Zuni classic! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Erma Esalalio, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Opal stones. A total of EIGHTEEN stones (NINE in each earring) are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads can be seen accenting for a phenomenal finish.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.