na00876Regular price $98.00 Save $-98.00
These natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise earrings were made by Zuni jeweler, Tina Gasper. The turquoise is channel inlaid in sterling silver. More about channel inlay below.
Size: 1" Diamenter
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).