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Sterling silver, real Oyster Shell, Lapis, Malachite, and Coral.
Post earrings measure approximately 1/2" long and 3/8" at widest point.
Expect plenty of compliments while wearing 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: Oyster Shell, Lapis, Malachite, and Coral. The Oyster Shell is hand carved to look like individual pieces of corn, then it is carefully placed into a corn shaped silver setting. In the Oyster Shell, 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. Earrings are signed by the artist.
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.
Malachite is famous for its radial banding and deep green color. Popular today for use in Southwestern style jewelry, malachite was also popular in the past with the ancient Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans. It was worn as a good luck charm to keep away danger and illness. It is believed to balance and stabilize ones emotions.