Sterling silver and real Malachite.
Post hoop earrings measure approximately 3/4" long (including hook) and 1/4" at widest point.
Looking at such beauty tells the capabilities of Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni, hand crafted by artist Robert Kanesta out of genuine sterling silver and real Malachite inlay. The inlay is carefully set, while thin silver lines can be seen highlighting in between for a fabulous finish. The earrings are hallmarked.
Malachite is famous for its radial banding and deep green color. Popular today for use in Southwestern style jewelry, malachite was also popular in the past with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It was worn as a good luck charm to keep away danger and illness. It is believed to balance and stabilize ones emotions.