Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl.
Post hoop earrings measure approximately 3/4 and 1/2" at widest point.
This is a very exquisite pair of earrings that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted, by artist Rose Bowart, out of authentic sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is carefully laid, creating wonderful traditional patterns for a stunning finish. The earrings are hallmarked by the artist and stamped Zuni.
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.
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.