sterling silver inlaid Zuni-style chunk turquoise gemstone earrings
Bright blue turquoise evokes the deepest hues of a cloudless sky.
The three different pictures represent three different pairs of similar earrings, so you can see them and compare. Choose your favorite! This listing is for the first pair.
The second and third pictures have the same charm as each other, but smaller than this one:
Zuni-style sterling silver earrings are inlaid with both real and laboratory-created gemstones. 25x12mm teardrop cabochon has gemstones which may include turquoise, black onyx, red coral, malachite, charoite, and yellow jasper. The bezel is a neat twisted rope design. The charm is not Zuni-made.
Above the charm is an 8-10mm natural color veined turquoise chunk, which came from a mine in Nevada. I bought this turquoise from the guys who mined it and cut the beads! I rarely get to meet the stone cutters -- and I don't know any other miners -- which makes this beautiful turquoise all the more special.
I added a Bali-style beaded daisy spacer and 4mm round black obsidian above the turquoise. Construction is meticulously wire-wrapped for beauty and security.
From the top of the flattened sterling silver fish hook ear wires, these gorgeous Zuni-inspired earrings are 2-1/2" (64mm) long.
For non-pierced ears, I can switch the wires to plated clip or screw back findings.
In Native American, Chinese and Tibetan cultures, turquoise is a sacred stone used for protection. It strengthens the thymus gland and the body's immunity. Turquoise increases the levels of life-energy available to our body, and gives its wearer emotional vibrancy. Combines the color or earth and sky to lead us on our life-path. 5th chakra. December birthstone.
First Item: $ 0.00
Additional Items: $ 0.00
If for any reason you don't like it, send it back in original condition with adequate padding. Full refund will be issued for the item, but not postage. Certain custom-made items may not be refundable -- please ask in advance if that's an issue. Returns must be made within 7 days of receipt.
International orders welcome! I ship via USPS (United States Postal Service.)
Insurance and/or priority mail are also available, but please message me first so I can change the shipping price to reflect these options.
If you live in an extremely remote area, yak delivery will incur an additional surcharge. Contact Express-Yaks-R-Us for further details.
If you don't pay for your item within one week, the sale will be canceled and the item re-listed.
Most items are shipped in bubble-wrap envelopes using clean recycled bubble wrap or packaging paper. If the purchase is for a gift, just ask and I'll include a small gift box or an organza bag or a tiny Tiffany-style turquoise shopping bag.
Beautiful and quick delivery.
The earrings are even prettier in person than on the web. I've gotten lots of compliments about them.