Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post earrings measure approximately 1/2" long and 1/2" at widest point.
This pair of earrings is a true treasure! This piece of Native American jewelry was Zuni hand crafted by artist Herbert Lastyano, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of FOURTEEN stones (SEVEN in each earring) are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads add style for a fabulous finish.
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.