Sterling silver and real Turquoise. (The matrix in stones may vary slightly).
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long (including hook) and 1/2" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Sadie Jim, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The earrings have a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) that are gently placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented with mini silver beads for an amazing finish. The earrings are stamped .925 (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.