Sterling silver and man made Opal.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long (including hook) and 1/2" wide.
This lovely pair of earrings is a work of art and has everything you could possibly want from a piece of Native American jewelry! This piece of Native American Jewelry is Navajo, hand crafted by artist Wilson Dawes, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Opal inlay. The inlay is delicately set, creating a fabulous Kokopelli design, while thin silver lines can be seen highlighting for a gorgeous finish. The Kokopelli is a common fertility symbol throughout the Southwest. In Native American beliefs, the Kokopelli visits various communities, seducing and impregnating the young women drawn to the tones of his flute playing.
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.