Sterling silver, real Mother of Pearl, Turquoise, Sugilite, and Malachite.
Post earrings measure approximately 1/2" long and 3/8" at widest point.
This lovely pair of earrings is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Tracy Bowekaty out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Mother of Pearl, Turquoise, Sugilite, and Malachite. The Mother of Pearl is hand carved to look like individual pieces of corn, then it is carefully placed into a corn shaped silver setting. In the Mother of Pearl, other stones can be seen resembling different colors of corn. Silver beads can be seen accenting the earrings for a perfect finish. The corn is a powerful symbol in many tribes. It is used for prayer of fertility and a good growing season. Earrings are signed by the artist.
Pearls are known to stabilize and balance emotions. They are believed to help your body in using calcium better. Pearls are full of purity and integrity.
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.