Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1-2" long (including hook) and 1/4" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional pair of earrings represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Betty Bogan, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. This pair of earrings has a total of FOUR stones (TWO in each earring) that are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while two silver feathers dangle at the end of each earring for a fantastic finish. Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force. The earrings are stamped .925 (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 their appeal and beauty.