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Sterling silver, Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, and Jet.
Post earrings measure approximately 1/2" long and 3/8" wide.
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Evelyn Mahkee, out of genuine sterling silver, Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, and Jet. inlay. The inlay is gently set, while thin silver lines can be seen accenting for an excellent 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.