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Turquoise and Mother of Pearl earrings
Turquoise and Mother of Pearl earrings
Turquoise and Mother of Pearl earrings
Turquoise and Mother of Pearl earrings

Turquoise and Mother of Pearl earrings

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Mother of Pearl and other shells were used in trade among Natives. They continue to be treasured to adorn clothing and in beadwork. The veined turquoise makes a perfect foil for the iridescence of the shells. From the collection of Southwest jewelry makers Sibert Seciwa (Zuni), wife Vita (Laguna/Navajo) and their family of artisans and silversmiths.

  • 1.25" tall and and approx. 5 " to .75" wide
  • Sterling Silver wires
  • Made in Zuni, NM

All proceeds go towards the United Indians' programs and services which support the urban Native community.