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Sterling silver, real Turquoise, and man made pink Opal.
Post earrings measure approximately 1/2" long and 1/2" wide.
Excellent craftsmanship is shown throughout this amazing pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Zuni hand crafted by artist Ken Yatsattie, out of genuine sterling silver, real Turquoise and man made Opal inlay. The inlay is gently set, creating a fascinating Butterfly design, while thin twisted silver can be seen creating the body for a lovely 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.
Most people know Opal for its distinctive play of color, it is a semi-transparent solidified mineral composed of silicon and water, and it gets its name from the Latin word "Oplus" meaning precious stone. Opal is the birthstone for October. It is believed to release self-consciousness allowing spontaneous action, and awakens psychic and mystical qualities.