Multi-Colored Navajo Inlay Dangle Earrings Designed by David Rosales of Supersmith Inc. 1/444

$365.00
An absolutely lovely pair of inlay earrings from Supersmith! These stunning multi-colored earrings host Campitos and AZ Blue Turquoise, Spiny Oyster Shell, Lapis Lazuli, Gaspiete, and Sugilite. Truly something you can wear with anything! They are genuine, handmade Native American earrings.

DETAILS:
Artist: Navajo and Zuni artists from Gallup, New Mexico
Designer: David Rosales of Supersmith Inc.
Size: 2 1/8"L x 3/8"W at widest
Weight: 5.5 grams each
Materials: Sterling Silver, AZ Blue Turquoise, Campitos Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Gaspiete, Sugilite and Red and Orange Spiny Oyster Shell
Condition: New


CHANNEL INLAY
To create a piece of channel inlay jewelry, the artist constructs a series of channels in the metal which will hold the stones in place. Stones are carefully measured and cut before being placed in the channels according to the design. The finished piece will be a fusion of the stones and the metal. Channel inlay is considered a more traditional approach to inlay jewelry. It allows for a wide variety of color combinations and complex patterns. Flush inlay is achieved in situ, meaning the grinding and polishing is done after stones are fitted and glued into position on the metal
form.


CAMPITOS TURQUOISE
Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos Turquoise was mined extensively in ancient times. There is evidence of trade with Native American peoples. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than as veins, which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color is said to most closely resemble Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, and ranges from a light to medium blue, occasionally with pyrite inclusions, giving it a bit of sparkle. A lovely, hard stone with beautiful color and matrix, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. The mine as we know it today has been producing since the 1980's. Campito in Spanish is a derivative of the word “campo”, meaning “field” or “countryside”.


BLUE LAPIS
Lapis lazuli, also known simply as "lapis," is a blue metamorphic rock that has been used by people as a gemstone, sculpting material, and ornamental material for thousands of years.
Afghanistan is the world's leading source of Lapis Lazuli. Some parts of the country have been actively mined for thousands of years. Unlike most other gem materials, Lapis Lazuli is not a mineral. Instead, it is a rock composed of multiple minerals. The blue color of Lapis Lazuli is mainly derived from the presence of lazurite.


SUGILITE
Sugilite is a vibrant shade of purple, and was first described in 1944 by the Japanese petrologist Ken-ichi Sugi for an occurrence on Iwagi Islet, Japan. It is also found in Quebec, Canada and in Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Sugilite is mined from a strata-bound manganese deposit and is recognized by its bright purple color, often seen with some black accents.


SPINY OYSTER SHELL
Spiny Oyster shell comes from the shell of the bivalve mollusk, Spondylus varius. The scientific name, Spondylus, means spines on its back.

The most commonly used colors include orange, red and purple, and may include distinct striations and color variations.

In the American oceans, the spiny oyster occur along the North American coasts, as far north as North Carolina on the Atlantic Coast, and northwestern Mexico on the Pacific Coast. The orange occurs in shallow to moderately deep waters, where snorkelers and scuba divers readily harvest them. Purple grow in deeper water, making them more difficult to find and harvest.
$365.00
An absolutely lovely pair of inlay earrings from Supersmith! These stunning multi-colored earrings host Campitos and AZ Blue Turquoise, Spiny Oyster Shell, Lapis Lazuli, Gaspiete, and Sugilite. Truly something you can wear with anything! They are genuine, handmade Native American earrings.

DETAILS:
Artist: Navajo and Zuni artists from Gallup, New Mexico
Designer: David Rosales of Supersmith Inc.
Size: 2 1/8"L x 3/8"W at widest
Weight: 5.5 grams each
Materials: Sterling Silver, AZ Blue Turquoise, Campitos Turquoise, Lapis Lazuli, Gaspiete, Sugilite and Red and Orange Spiny Oyster Shell
Condition: New


CHANNEL INLAY
To create a piece of channel inlay jewelry, the artist constructs a series of channels in the metal which will hold the stones in place. Stones are carefully measured and cut before being placed in the channels according to the design. The finished piece will be a fusion of the stones and the metal. Channel inlay is considered a more traditional approach to inlay jewelry. It allows for a wide variety of color combinations and complex patterns. Flush inlay is achieved in situ, meaning the grinding and polishing is done after stones are fitted and glued into position on the metal
form.


CAMPITOS TURQUOISE
Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos Turquoise was mined extensively in ancient times. There is evidence of trade with Native American peoples. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than as veins, which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color is said to most closely resemble Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, and ranges from a light to medium blue, occasionally with pyrite inclusions, giving it a bit of sparkle. A lovely, hard stone with beautiful color and matrix, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. The mine as we know it today has been producing since the 1980's. Campito in Spanish is a derivative of the word “campo”, meaning “field” or “countryside”.


BLUE LAPIS
Lapis lazuli, also known simply as "lapis," is a blue metamorphic rock that has been used by people as a gemstone, sculpting material, and ornamental material for thousands of years.
Afghanistan is the world's leading source of Lapis Lazuli. Some parts of the country have been actively mined for thousands of years. Unlike most other gem materials, Lapis Lazuli is not a mineral. Instead, it is a rock composed of multiple minerals. The blue color of Lapis Lazuli is mainly derived from the presence of lazurite.


SUGILITE
Sugilite is a vibrant shade of purple, and was first described in 1944 by the Japanese petrologist Ken-ichi Sugi for an occurrence on Iwagi Islet, Japan. It is also found in Quebec, Canada and in Northern Cape Province of South Africa. Sugilite is mined from a strata-bound manganese deposit and is recognized by its bright purple color, often seen with some black accents.


SPINY OYSTER SHELL
Spiny Oyster shell comes from the shell of the bivalve mollusk, Spondylus varius. The scientific name, Spondylus, means spines on its back.

The most commonly used colors include orange, red and purple, and may include distinct striations and color variations.

In the American oceans, the spiny oyster occur along the North American coasts, as far north as North Carolina on the Atlantic Coast, and northwestern Mexico on the Pacific Coast. The orange occurs in shallow to moderately deep waters, where snorkelers and scuba divers readily harvest them. Purple grow in deeper water, making them more difficult to find and harvest.

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