An affinity for contemporary design, high-quality materials, and the highest standards of workmanship – plus the skill and talent to pull all that together – that is what each of these award-winning jewelers have in common.
They are also in tune personally, having raised three children together at their Taos Pueblo home.
Michael is the award-winning son of the master jeweler Na Na Ping, so he carries on that artist’s penchant for simplicity of design, rigorous workmanship, and splendid stones.
Causandra is an award-winner in her own right, with her own take on those same qualities, and they sometimes collaborate on a piece, as they have, here.
These gorgeous earrings feature splendid, natural, Arizona Blue turquoise, intensely blue and speckled with minute bits of pale matrix.
The turquoise has been precisely cut and beveled, by hand, into slightly irregular rectangles, and set into sterling silver.
The turquoise is of the highest quality; naturally hard enough to cut into sharp corners.
These raised stones resemble the adobe brick patterns of the Anasazi ruins at Mesa Verde and Chaco Canyon.
Barely arched, the silver base allows the polished edges to gleam, against the vivid teal of the turquoise stones.
Understated in size and classic in design, the better to feature the dazzling turquoise, these earrings can go to Congress, the theater, the supermarket – everywhere – with equal style.