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Sterling Silver, man made Turquoise, Coral, Pink Coral, Lapis, Denim Lapis, Onyx, Gaspeite, Malachite, Sugilite, Oyster Shell, and Yellow Mother of Pearl.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/8" long (including hook) and 7/8" at widest point.
There is nothing at all average about this beautiful pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo hand crafted by artist Lisa Williams, out of genuine sterling silver and man made multicolor stones. The stones include: Turquoise, Coral, Pink Coral, Lapis, Denim Lapis, Onyx, Gaspeite, Malachite, Sugilite, Oyster Shell, and Yellow Mother of Pearl. This pair of earrings has a total of TWENTY-TWO stones (ELEVEN in each earring) that are delicately set in hand cut bezel settings, while twisted silver, mini silver beads, and stunning silver petals known as squash blossoms accent the earrings for a breathtaking finish. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked.
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.
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.