Sterling silver and real Turquoise
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/2" long (including hook) and 3/4" at widest point.
This gorgeous pair of earrings is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Jeff Henio, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) that are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings between a bear and a dangling feather for a wonderful finish. Earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked.
In some beliefs, the bear symbolizes physical strength, leadership, and is known as the "first helper"; Feathers are symbols of prayers, marks of honor or sources of ideas. They represent the Creative Force.
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.