Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post earrings measure approximately 7/8" long (including hook) and 3/8" at widest point.
This is a very gorgeous pair of earrings that would make a great gift! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, by artist Sharon McCarthy, out of authentic sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring), that are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by twisted silver, mini silver beads, and hand cut silver work for an amazing finish. 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 its appeal and beauty.
Sterling Silver is a metal, which consists of 92.5 percent silver and 7.5 percent copper. Although any metal can make up the 7.5% of non-silver component, years of study have shown that copper is most compatible, while aiding the solidity and durability of the metal without harming its beautiful color. The small amount of 7.5% copper added to all silver has almost no effect on the metals overall value. Due to the durability of sterling silver it is not only used for jewelry, but household accessories as well. Silver is known to last a lifetime with the proper care.