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MATERIALS: Sterling Silver and real Turquoise. MEASUREMENTS: Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long and 3/8" at widest point. DESCRIPTION: This is a very exquisite pair of earrings that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Iva Lasiloo, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise needlepoint stones. The earrings consist of TEN needlepoint stones (FIVE in each earring) that are carefully placed in hand cut bezel settings, while hand crafted silver work can be seen highlighting the stones and adding style to the earrings for a fabulous 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 their appeal and beauty.
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