Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/4" long and 7/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Dixie Booqua, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. The earrings have a total of TWENTY TWO stones (ELEVEN in each earring) that are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings for a beautiful look. TEN dangles can be seen highlighting the bottom of each earring for a perfect 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.