Sterling silver and man made Opal.
Post earrings measure approximately 5/8" long and 3/8" at widest point.
This is a very gorgeous pair of earrings that would make a great gift! The piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Orena Leekya, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Opal inlay. The inlay is carefully set, while thin silver lines can be seen adding style for a magnificent finish.
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.