Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Onyx, and Jasper.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 3" long and 5/8" at widest point.
This pair of earrings are a true treasure! This piece of Southwest jewelry is hand strung out of genuine sterling silver, along with real multicolor beads. The earrings consist of: 2-mm silver round beads, 4-mm Turquoise, Coral, and Jasper round beads, 5-mm Onyx rondelle beads, along with 7-mm Turquoise rondelle beads for a fabulous look! Each earrings is completed by a silver cone for a perfect finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.
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.