Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long and 1/4" at widest point.
This is truly an outstanding pair of earrings that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry was Zuni hand crafted by artist Devoria Bowekaty, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise stones, and real Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. A total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while the inlay is delicately set, creating adorable Sun designs for a charming finish. In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good.
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.