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Sterling Silver, real Turquoise, Malachite, along with Red and Orange Oyster Shell.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 4" long and 3/8" wide.
This is a very exquisite pair of earrings that must not be overlooked! These gorgeous earrings are hand strung bead by bead by American artist Mandi Van Detti out of genuine sterling silver and man made heishi beads. Mandi is known to make unique pieces of Southwest inspired jewelry that are sure to "WOW" your friends!
Each earring has FIVE dangles that consist of a lovely combination of: 2-mm silver beads, along with 2-mm Turquoise, Malachite, along with Red and Orange Oyster Shell heishi beads. Sterling silver cones can be seen highlighting the earrings for a perfect finish. The cones are stamped sterling.
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.
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.