The Zia Pueblo Sun Symbol Large Studs are the perfect ice breakers at any party. Inspired by the Zia Pueblo sun symbol that is used on the flag of New Mexico. It is an ancient magical symbol of the Pueblo Indians that combines one of the most sacred signs, the circle, with four sets of four stripes. "Zia" means sun . Four is a sacred number for the Zia Pueblos that serves as as reminder of the four seasons ,the directions, the Earth and its four corners ,with the fifth element being contained within the whole. The Malachite cabochon in the middle is said to be the transformation stone. Assisting one in changing situations and providing growth. The combination results in a powerful earring that grounds you and helps you ascend to a better self. The Zia Pueblo Sun Symbol Large Studs are larger than your average studs , but sits comfortably on the ear. The post are of Sterling Silver and the edges are smooth for a comfortable fit and the earrings are wax polished for a shiny finish. The earrings come with Gold plated ear nuts for added comfort. This piece is made to order so please allow 1 to 2 weeks for shipment.