Sterling silver and real Turquoise.
Post hoop earrings measure approximately 1-1/8" long and 1/4" at widest point.
This piece will add a bold statement to any outfit! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Florenda Lonasee, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise stones. A total of SIXTEEN stones (EIGHT in each earring) are gently set in hand cut bezel settings, while mini silver beads accent in between for an amazing look.
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.