Sterling silver, Turquoise, Coral, Malachite, and Purple Oyster Shell.
Post earrings measure approximately 5/8" long and 3/8" at widest point.
Don't miss the stunning deal on this pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand made by artist Tracy Bowekaty out of genuine sterling silver and real multicolor inlay. The inlay consists of: Turquoise, Coral, Malachite, and Purple Oyster Shell. The Oyster Shell is hand carved to look like individual pieces of corn, then it is gently placed into a corn shaped silver setting. In the Oyster Shell, other stones can be seen resembling different colors of corn. Mini silver beads and hand cut work accent, adding style and creativity to the earrings. The corn is a powerful symbol in many tribes. It is used for prayer of fertility and a good growing season. The earrings are hallmarked.
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.
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.