Zuni Inlaid Turquoise Earrings

Zuni Inlaid Turquoise Earrings

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These Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings handmade by Zuni jeweler, Orena Leeky, are elegantly shiny.  The silver channels that the turquoise is nestled in set these earrings off so well.  These are lightweight earrings.

Size: 1.5" H x almost .5" 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 channels, 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).