Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Yellow Mother of Pearl, White Mother of Pearl, and Jet.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-3/4" long (including hook) and 1-1/4" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Ahiyite out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Yellow Mother of Pearl, White Mother of Pearl, and Jet. The inlay is gently set, creating a gorgeous design of a Bee for a fabulous finish. The earrings are stamped Zuni and are hallmarked by the artist.
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.