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Sterling silver with real Turquoise and Coral.
Post dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long and 7/8" at widest point.
This is a very exquisite pair of earrings that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted, by artist Genevieve Francisco, out of authentic sterling silver, along with a real Turquoise and Coral stones. The earrings have a total of FOUR stones (TWO in each earring) that are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while being complimented by hand crafted scalloped leaf designs. The earrings are stamped sterling and 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 its appeal and beauty.