Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and man made Fire Opal.
Post earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" long and 1-1/8" wide.
An offer like this will not last long! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Denise Siutza, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Jet, Mother of Pearl, and man made Fire Opal. The inlay is gently set, creating a charming Sun design for a magnificent look. In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.
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 birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.