Sterling silver, Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl, Pink Shell, and Onyx.
Post earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long and 1/4" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Rebecca Shekya, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor stones. The stones include: Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl, Pink Shell, and Onyx. This pair of earrings has a total of TWELVE stones (SIX in each earring) that are delicately set in hand cut bezels, for a perfect finish. The earrings are stamped Zuni and hallmarked.
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.
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 their appeal and beauty.