Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Abalone Shell and Mother of Pearl.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" long (including hook) and 3/4" at widest point.
The beautiful features in this pair of earrings will make you appreciate Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist, Stephen Lonjose, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Abalone Shell and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is gently set, creating a wonderful design of a Hummingbird for a beautiful finish. Hummingbirds are mainly known to be defenders of their territory. Many times stronger than their small size would indicate. The earrings are signed by the artist.
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.
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.