Hand made traditional style alpaca silver earrings with real turquoise stones from Peru. Earrings measure 2" long by 1" wide and weighs .2 ounces. Turquoise stone is beleived to help with connecting. Promotes emotional awareness and connecting to one's higher self. Enhances friendship, love, communication and loyalty. Alpaca silver or nickel silver or German silver is a copper alloy with nickel and often zinc. The formulation is usually 60% copper, 20% nickel and 20% zinc. Alpaca silver is named for its silvery appearance, but contains no elemental silver. This traditional, beautiful and economical jewelry has been a popular style of jewelry for many years at our shop.