Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Jet, and Mother of Pearl.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/4" long (including hook) and 1/2" at widest point.
The beautiful features in this pair of earrings will make you appreciate Native American art! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist, Stephen Lonjose, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Jet, and Mother of Pearl. The inlay is gently set while hand cut silver designs can be seen creating the magnificent beak and claws for a delightful finish. In Native American beliefs, the eagle is the master of the sky; he is considered to be a carrier of prayers. Many of the Indian Nations admire the eagle for bravery and special connections to the creator. The earrings 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.
Pearls are known to stabilize and balance emotions. They are believed to help your body in using calcium better. Pearls are full of purity and integrity.