Sterling Silver and real Turquoise.
Post hoop earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" long (including hook) and 1/8" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional pair of earrings represents the finest of Zuni craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Leola Peyatia, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of TEN stones (FIVE in each earring) are gently set in hand cut shawdow box bezel settings for an wonderful finish.
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.