Sterling silver and man made Turquoise.
Hook Dangle earrings measure approximately 1-3/4" long (including hook) and 3/4" 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 Miranda Austin, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Turquoise stones. The earrings have a total of TWENTY TWO stones (ELEVEN in each earring) that are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while twisted silver and mini silver beads can be seen accenting the earrings for a perfect finish. The pair of 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.