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Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Coral.
Clip dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long (including clip) and 3/4" at widest point.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pair of earrings! This piece of Southwestern jewelry was hand strung bead by bead by American artist Mandi Van Detti out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Coral beads. The earrings consist of: 2-mm silver round beads, 7-mm Turquoise barrel beads, and 5-mm Coral rondelle beads for a fabulous look!
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.