Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post hoop earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" 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 Leolita Shebola, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. This pair of earrings consists of FOURTEEN stones (SEVEN in each) that are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while set on top of an amazing hoop design. Mini silver beads can be seen highlighting the stones and adding style to the earrings for a wonderful finish. The earrings are hallmarked.
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.