Sterling silver, real Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, Lapis, Malachite, and Coral.
Post earrings measure approximately 1" long and 3/4" at widest point.
You will absolutely fall in love with this stunning pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Tracy Bowekaty, out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, Lapis, Malachite, and Coral. The Mother of Pearl is hand carved to look like individual pieces of corn, then it is carefully placed into a corn shaped silver setting. In the Mother of Pearl, other stones can be seen resembling different colors of corn. Silver beads can be seen accenting the earrings for a perfect finish. The corn is a powerful symbol in many tribes. It is used for prayer of fertility and a good growing season. Ring is signed 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 their appeal and beauty.
Lapis is the perfect stone for wisdom and fortitude. It is also believed to be an excellent stone for decision makers. It helps increase psychic ability.