Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/8" long (including hook) and 3/8" wide.
This is a very gorgeous pair of earrings that would make a great gift! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Nathan Shorty, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise needlepoint stones. A total of SIXTEEN stones (EIGHT in each earring) are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads and hand crafted silver work highlight for an adorable look. The 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.