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Sterling silver, real Turquoise and Malachite.
Post stud earrings measure approximately 3/8" long and 3/8" at widest point.
If you are looking for elegance and beauty, you have found it! ♥ This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Francine Peyketewa, out of genuine sterling silver, along with real Turquoise and Malachite inlay. The inlay is carefully set, creating a fabulous heart design, while thin silver lines accent the earrings for an adorable 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.
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.