Jet, Turquoise, Coral,
Gold Lip Mother of Pearl
Size Extra Large">


Pernell & Idella Edaakie
Zuni Jewelry
Earrings - Dangle-Post Black Top
Spiral Multi-Inlay "Barberpole"
Jet, Turquoise, Coral,
Gold Lip Mother of Pearl
Size Extra Large

Artist/Source: P/I (Pernell & Idella) Edaakie, Zuni - Zuni, New Mexico, USA

Description:  Amazing.  These never cease to mystify me as to how they make them.  I have an Anglo  friend who is a jewelry artist in New York and she cannot believe these things nor the low price for the amount and quality of the work.

I suspected they had made some kind of cast for the silver portion but I can't figure out how they could have polished and signed them.  In any case, the silver portion on every one I've purchased is a bit different. The little ones are even MORE confounding. I try to carry a variety of the sizes and color (stone) variations in both the earrings and the pendants.

Be careful of these, if you drop them on something really hard (tile floor) you risk cracking or potentially dislodging one of the inlays.  If you can find the piece, it can be reset by a professional jeweler but I have no idea at what cost.

Gold-lip Mother of Pearl is iridescent and can change color somewhat looking more white than gold under some light.

They are remarkably light for their size.

Remember to check the dimensions-the photos are extreme close-ups 
The photos are often MUCH larger than the actual piece

 

The artist makes these in four sizes, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large... (and a variety of stone configurations)  

Type: Earrings - Dangle-Post with Gift Box

Metal: Sterling Silver

Stones or Other Materials: Jet, Gold Lip Mother of Pearl, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, & Coral inlaid in spiraled Sterling Silver

Total Earring Height: 2-15/16"

Total Earring Drop (From Post): 2-7/8"

 Width: 1/2"

Weight: .2oz/7g for the pair

 Signed: P/I Edaakie

Hallmarked: Zuni Sterling

Repeatable Design:  Similar pendants, subject to availability.  They are handmade, so every one is different in some way. There are many sizes and combinations of stones available.  I try to buy a variety but, typically there are not exact matches from order to order

Available in other materials: Yes, subject to availability




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