Sterling silver and man made Blue Opal.
Post hoop earrings measure approximately 7/8" long and 1/4" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Carmichael Walela, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Opal stones. This pair of earrings consists of TEN stones (FIVE in each) that are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while set on top of a stunning hoop design. Mini silver beads can be seen highlighting the stones and adding style to the earrings for a dazzling 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.