Sterling silver, man made White and Purple Opal.
Post earrings measure approximately 1/2" long and 1/2" wide.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Ken Yatsatie, out of genuine sterling silver, along with man made White and Purple Opal inlay. The inlay is gently set, creating a fascinating Butterfly design, while thin twisted silver can be seen creating the body for a lovely look.
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.