Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Oyster Shell, and Mother of Pearl.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long and 1/2" at widest point.
This gorgeous pair of earrings is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry was Zuni hand crafted by artists Raylan and Patty Edaakie, out of genuine sterling silver and real Multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Jet, Oyster Shell, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is gently set, creating a fabulous sun design along with other traditional patterns for a perfect look. In Native American beliefs, the sun is the provider of life, warmth, growth, and all that is good. The earrings are hallmarked by the artist.
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.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.