Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long and 1/2" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Verley Betone, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) that are carefully set in hand cut bezel settings, while twisted silver, mini silver beads, and stamped patterns accent the earrings for a marvelous finish. The 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.