Sterling silver and man made Opal.
Post Hoop earrings measure approximately 7/8" long and 1/4" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Bryce Vacit, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Opal stones. A total of TEN stones (FIVE in each earring) are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented with mini silver beads for a charming finish.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.