Exquisitely dainty, these dangle earrings are also vividly colored, in the traditional Zuni palette. A top award-winning jeweler, Don creates avidly collected pieces of flawless inlay, with transitional designs that are both traditional and modern – and altogether beautiful.
With precise technique, the raised inlaid, little heads shimmer against the glittering sterling silver that frames them. Yellow and white mother of pearl, red coral, clear blue turquoise, and jet – all natural – comprise the features.
A long, gracefully tapered and slender silver cone dangles from the tops, ending in an inlaid turquoise knob. Red coral is inlaid in a matching tapered shape, with silver filaments between each stone. The coral is placed to the side, so that it is visible when the earrings are worn. This is a masterful detail.
Strong in color, design and impact, these earrings are fastidious in workmanship, refined, and beautifully delicate, as well. A superb example of this fine artist’s work.