Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post earrings measure approximately 5/8" long and 3/8" at widest point.
This is truly an outstanding pair of earrings that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Genevieve Francisco, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented by a wonderful hand crafted eagle design. Mini silver beads highlight the earrings for a beautiful finish. In Native American beliefs, the eagle is the master of the sky; he is considered to be a carrier of prayers. Many of the Indian Nations admire the eagle for bravery and special connections to the creator. 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.