Striking Zuni Inlay Earrings

Striking Zuni Inlay Earrings


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Zuni jeweler, Kal Kallestewa, made these striking sterling silver channel inlay earrings.  Jet is set in the posts, and jet is also channel inlaid into the tear drop shaped dangles.  We love the radiating pattern! 

Size: 1.375" L x .375" W

Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo.  Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry.  The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design.  Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section.  It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).