Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long (including hook) and 1/2" at widest point.
This magnificent and traditional pair of earrings represents the finest of Navajo craftsmanship! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Verley Betone, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The earrings have a total of FOUR stones (TWO in each earring) that are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being accented with twisted silver and mini silver beads. The earrings are stamped sterling and are 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.