Early Persians believed turquoise was the color of Heaven. The Egyptians associated it with Hathor and the Navajo this saw it as a sacred, holy stone to rid oneself of negative energy. The bright blue is believed to be a symbol of happiness and self confidence. Our new NEC earrings combine the history of Turquoise (set in Sterling Silver) with the modern Sterling plated Rhinestone findings. This duo joins Sterling Silver hand made ear wires to bring past into present!