Woman Navajo jewel
Sterling Silver Earrings inlaid with turquoise,onyx and mother of pearl
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Mother of pearl is the common name for iridescent nacre, a blend of minerals that are secreted by oysters and other mollusks and deposited inside their shells, coating and protecting them from parasites and foreign objects.
Nacre, or mother of pearl, is the same substance that is deposited around a tiny particle that becomes lodged in the mollusk-either naturally or inserted by a human. Eventually, this nacre builds around the small object and becomes a pearl.
The bright blue color has made Turquoise a classic gemstone, especially when mounted on Silver. The turquoise stone is used for all kinds of jewelry : brooches, necklaces, bracelets, rings and earrings. Because of its relative softness , 5-6 ( Mohs scale) , it can be cut into decorative objects.The best deposits are found in Iran ( near Nishapur ) . Other deposits are in Afghanistan,Argentina , Australia, Brazil, China, Israel , Mexico , Tanzania and the United States .
Onyx is a variety of agate with various colors,but you mostly will find it with its black aspect.It's known to be a calming stone.The Native americans believe it collects negative energy from you while tou wearing it.