Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Jet, along with man made White and Blue Opal.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/8" long (including hook) and 3/8" wide.
This pair of earrings are so gorgeous you'll start planning your outfits around them. This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo, hand crafted by artist Gilbert Smith, out of genuine sterling silver along with real and man made multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: real Turquoise, Jet, along with man made White and Blue Opal. The inlay is deliately set, creating marvelous Sunface and Mesa designs for a fabulous finish. In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. 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.
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.