Sterling silver and man made Opal.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/4" long (including hook) and 1/2" wide.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Lee Shorty, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Opal stones. A total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while hand crafted silver flower and leaf designs accent for a stunning look. TWO silver feathers dangle at the end of each earring, completing them to perfection! Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force. The earrings are stamped .925 (sterling) and hallmarked.
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.