Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-3/4" long (including hook) and 3/4" at widest point.
You will absolutely fall in love with this stunning pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Ervin Begay, out of authentic sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. This pair of earrings has a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) that are precisely set in shadow box bezel settings, while hand crafted silver work creates a dazzling bear paw design for a fantstic 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. These 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.