Sterling silver and man made blue Opals
Hook Dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" long (including hook) and 3/8" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Ester White, out of genuine sterling silver and man made blue Opal. This pair of earrings has a total of TWO Opals (ONE in each earring) that are carefully placed in shadow box bezel settings, while hand cut silver work creates a bear paw design for a lovely finish. In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength.
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.