STERLING SILVER AND TURQUOISE EARRINGS
A beautiful pair of Turquoise and Silver Earrings. Hand made on Vancouver Island by silversmith Judith Hirczy.
Diameter ~ 1 1/4 inches.
Turquoise is believed to have been named after Turkey where European crusaders first came into contact with the stone in medieval times. In many cultures, turquoise was valued as a protection against evil spirits and was worn as an amulet for strength and prosperity. It is particularly valued in the Native American community and made into beautiful jewellery, often combined with silver
Turquoise is the birthstone for December.