Zuni Inlaid Earrings

Zuni Inlaid Earrings

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These channel inlaid earrings are handmade by a jeweler in Zuni Pueblo.  Unfortunately, we didn't keep track of who made them.  Mother of pearl is set in the posts of sterling silver, and the drops are red coral, jet, mother of pear and Sleeping Beauty turquoise. 

Size: 1.5" L x almost .5" wide

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).