Zuni Inlaid Turquoise Half-hoop Earrings

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Zuni Inlaid Turquoise Earrings. See below for more information. sold Lynn Wilson, 5.13.17 Satanta Day

These colorful hoop earrings feature turquoise, coral, jet and mother of pearl, a gemstone combination that is iconic to Southwestern jewelry. Handcrafted by A skilled Native American artist, they are a beautiful work of channel inlay, a sophisticated jewelry-making technique requiring incredible silver and lapidary skills. With a “half hoop” silhouette that does not extend behind the ear, they are extremely comfortable and complementary to every face. Each earrings measures 1 3/8" by 5/16", including the traditional twisted rope edge. The back of each earring is signed by artist 'R T' and includes the word 'Zuni'.