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Navaho - Vintage Sterling Silver Turquoise Feather Earrings. These pretty earrings are crafted from sterling silver, hallmarked 925 for sterling. Featuring 2 genuine oval turquoise gemstones, and Vintage styling. These lovely earrings are for pierced ears, featuring a classic shepherds hook. Dangling from the hooks are beautiful turquoise blue gems, displaying a matrix. The turquoise gems support detailed silver feathers, adding a Western feel to the earrings. These Vintage earrings look wonderful when worn and are versatile enough for day and night.
Turquoise was one of the first gemstones ever mined, perhaps dating back to 6000 BC, in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula. ... Turquoise has been mined in Iran for over 3,000 years. It has been used for thousands of years for jewelry by the Ancient Egyptians, who buried fine pieces with mummies.
Silver's history is long. The first evidence of silver mining dates back to 3000 B.C., in Turkey and Greece, according to the RSC. Ancient people even figured out how to refine silver. ... The silver does not react to the air, but the base metals such as lead and copper oxidize and separate from the precious metal.
Measurements: Earrings 54.00 mm x 7.00 mm
Stone Size: Turquoise 10.00 mm x 7.00 mm
Weight: 1.80 grams
Date: Circa 1960