Turquoise Inlay Sterling Silver Zuni Post Hoop Earrings
Sterling silver and real Turquoise
Post earrings measure approximately 1" long and 1/4" at widest point
This is a wonderful piece of Zuni artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry was Zuni hand crafted by artist Malcolm Chavez, out of genuine sterling silver and real Turquoise inlay. The inlay is carefully set, while being accented by thin silver lines and twisted silver for a magnificent finish. The earrings are 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.