Vintage Channel Inlay Turquoise Earrings


Item Number: DR 1580
Pueblo: Zuni Pueblo
Artist: Unsigned
Medium: Sterling silver and turquoise
Age: Circa 1960s
Dimensions: 1” x ¾”



This unique pair of Zuni inlaid silver earrings are gorgeously channel inlaid with beautiful heavily matrixed turquoise.  Using channel inlay techniques, the individual pieces of stone are separated by thin silver channels while in stone to stone inlay the stones are immediately adjacent to each other.

These beautiful sculptural Zuni earrings were hand built by an expert silversmith. To me the shape of each earring is reminiscent of a music note, a shell, or even to a section of the man in the maze design.

These earrings are clip-ons, but feel quite nice on the ears. They are 1” in length and ¾” in width – a nice size.

Condition: Excellent – original condition
Provenance: Acquired from a private Santa Fe collector

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