Sterling silver and man made Opal.
Post hoop earrings measure approximately 5/8" long (including hook) and 1/4" at widest point.
This gorgeous pair of earrings will quickly become a daily-accessories staple. This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Bryce Vacit, out of genuine sterling silver and man made Opals. There is a total of SIX Opals (THREE in each) that are carefully set, while mini silver beads can be seen accenting the stones for a darling finish.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is birthstone of October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.