Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post earrings measure approximately 1" long 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, handcrafted by artist B. Benally, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. This pair of earrings has a total of FOUR stones (TWO in each earring) that are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while twisted silver and mini silver beads can be seen surrounding the stones for a magnificent look! The pair of 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.