Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Ear cuff measures approximately 1-5/8" long (including dangle) and 3/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Lorenzo Arviso Jr., out of genuine sterling silver and a real Turquoise bead. The bead is placed in the center of a silver web design, while a silver feather dangles at the end for a beautiful look. Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force.
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.