- Sterling silver polished long oval inlay hook earrings measure 39x6.9mm with soldered ring and bezel settings
- Inlay greenish turquoise, lab created opal and jet in bezel setting
- Earrings hang 2" in length
- Stamped Sterling and Kenneth Bitsie
- Artist is Kenneth Bitsie
- Navajo artist
- December birthstone is turquoise
Native American Jewelry
~Stones genuine (except for lab created opal)
~Our pilgrimage to the reservations
Audrey and Karl have been personally visiting the Navajo Reservation for almost 3 decades. They meet with Native American artists and as jewelers themselves they hand pick and inspect each piece to make sure the stones and craftsmanship are only of the finest level for their clients. Art gallery H prides it’s self on offering the highest quality jewelry which is always a cut above and individually signed by the artist.
Taking care of your jewelry: This piece of sterling silver jewelry is oxidized high polished and not sealed. It will naturally patina over time which gives it a duller sheen. If you want more of the high polished look we recommend our Jewelry Polishing Cloth in accessories.
Turquoise is an opaque, blue-to-green mineral that is a hydrated phosphate of copper and aluminum, It is rare and valuable in finer grades and has been prized as a gemstone and ornamental stone for thousands of years owing to its unique hue. Although much turquoise jewelry is sleek and modern, many US consumers are familiar with the traditional jewelry of Native American peoples such as the Pueblo, Hopi, Zuni, and Navajo. People interested in Native American arts and crafts frequently collect this stylized silver jewelry.
Turquoise improves the mental state overall by increasing all of the following positive mental characteristics: serenity, creativity, empathy, positive thinking, sensitivity, intuition, happiness wisdom all of which result in a calmer state that leads to greater self-realization.
WHERE IT’S FOUND
Turquoise is found in its natural state in places with dry climates around the world. It is mined in the U.S., Mexico, Iran, Chile, China, and Tibet. While the characteristics of each stone are very similar, different mines produce slight variations of turquoise.
Jet Stone is an organic rock that is created when pieces of woody material are buried, compacted, and then go through organic degradation. It is then heated, and what results is a coal seam.
It’s usually black in color, but there are also brown-colored Jet Stones. It can be easily cut or carved, and it has a uniform texture that makes it possible to carve with accuracy.
Jet Stone will give you physical, emotional, and spiritual guidance that will help you accomplish your goals and achieve balance and harmony. Jet Stone has the ability to draw out the negative energies that are lingering in your auric fields. These negative energies are affecting how you think, feel, speak, and act.
WHERE IT’S FOUND
Jet is found primarily in Yorkshire, England, Spain, France's Aude region, Germany, and other parts of northern Europe, Asia, and North America