These sterling silver Zuni water drop earrings were made by Angie Cheama. She set Sleeping Beauty in the post, and five cabochons in the dangles. The dangle is shaped like a drop of water and the dangles on the bottom represent rain. Yes, these earrings definitely honor the waters.
Patty Edaakie made these stunning sunface earrings. The post is an inlaid sunface with mother of pearl, red coral, jet, and Sleeping Beauty turquoise. Dangling from the post is inlaid steps (clouds), with a turquoise sky, and what could be a rainbow of red coral, mother of pearl, and jet. There is a small sunface at the bottom. The wide sterling silver panels on each side set it all off!
Navajo jeweler, Antoinette Martinez, made these absolutely gorgeous sterling silver earrings with natural Kingman turquoise. There is a bit of dark gray matrix on the side of one of the larger center stones. Each stone sits in a saw tooth bezel soldered onto the sheet of silver backing. Between each smaller water drop shaped stone is a silver ball. These earrings remind us of the "good old days" when excellent natural turquoise was abundant!
Navajo jeweler, Ross Antonio, made these sterling silver earrings and set red spiny oyster shell in the post. There is a twisted wire that goes around the bezel. Dangling from the post is a silver design that could be a flame. There is a repousse water drop engraved in the center. At the bottom is a domed, hand stamped silver circle.
The natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise in these earrings is gorgeous. The sterling silver setting has been oxidized to give it a vintage look. The posts on the top have a twisted silver wire around the bezel. The bottom dangles also have narrow twisted wire around the bezels, which are soldered onto sterling silver that has radiating stamped lines around the bezel. These have that traditional Navajo look.
This type of inlay earrings is called "cobble stone" because the stones are rounded at the top and not flat. The green stone with black matrix is variscite, the blue is lapis, and the red is coral. These are all natural stones set in sterling silver.
Navajo jeweler, Lee Shorty, made this sky blue Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings and set them in a shadowbox setting. There is narrow twisted sterling silver wire around the bale, with another thicker twisted sterling silver wire around the entire setting. They dangle from a star design repousse post. The silver is oxidized to give it an antique patina.
The stones in these earrings are a bit deeper color than they appear in the photo, and they are luscious! Navajo jeweler, Andrew Vandever, set these turquoise stones in a bezel with twisted wire all around, and much thicker twisted wire around that. They dangle from repousse star posts. He oxidized it all to give them a vintage look which beautifully sets the turquoise off.