Striking Turquoise and Jet Earrings

Striking Turquoise and Jet Earrings


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These striking earrings are made with turquoise and jet, inlaid onto the back of jet.  Nice and light, and made by Kewa Pueblo jeweler, Lupita Calabaza.

Size: 2.25" L x .5" W

Mosaic Inlay Jewelers from Kewa Pueblo have been creating mosaic inlay jewelry for over a thousand years.  Some of the ancient Kewa jewelry can seem quite modern in their designs.  The stones, and/or shell, are cut into shapes which are then put together like a puzzle on a backing.  The backing can be shell, jet, or other materials like records or sheets of plastic which was done during times when materials were hard to come by.  Prior to colonization and the use of metals in Native American jewelry making, the earrings were hung on handmade string.