Artist/Source: Duane Maktima, Laguna/Hopi - New Mexico, USA
Matching pendant and bracelet can be seen elsewhere on this site, if still available (see photo of "Set", Set is pictured as example, the price on this page is for the earrings ONLY)
Duane is one of the top artists on the scene. He graduated from Northern Arizona University, College of Creative Arts, Flagstaff. He has been making fine jewelry for 37 years. His work is on display at the Smithsonian Institution Museum of the American Indian. In 2015 he will be Artist in Residence at the Denver Art Museum. His work is collected by discerning enthusiasts worldwide.
He works in silver and gold and one of his signatures is the use of Rosarita in both red and orange.
Duane is very involved with Native affairs
Type: Earrings - Post
Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones or Other Materials:
From Top to Bottom: Chalcosiderite, Gem Silica, Orange Rosarita
Total Height (including Sterling): 1-1/4"
Earring Height (Stone & Inlay, Not Including Sterling Top): 1-5/8"
Weight: .5oz/13g for the pair
Signed: Yes on both earrings with Duane's Stylized logo
Hallmarked: Sterling on both earrings
Repeatable Design: One-of-a-kind. Custom. Similar can be made if the artist is amenable and can get the gem stones. Duane works more often with red Rosarita so availability for orange may be tougher.
Available in other materials: Yes. Mix of silver and gold or all gold. Other stones in other shapes can be used.
Lead Time For Custom: Typically 3 to 5 weeks to ship. This can vary according to availability of materials and whether or not Duane is traveling and/or preparing for a show
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