Sterling silver and man made Opal.
Post hoop earrings measure approximately 7/8" long and 3/8" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry was Zuni hand crafted by artist Shereldene Lonjose, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Opal inlay. The inlay is carefully set, while thin silver lines accent in between for a gorgeous finish. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.