Kingman Turquoise and Black Jade Earrings
This award-winning artist is the gifted wife of Michael Dukepoo, and daughter-in-law of NaNa Ping. What do they have in common, artistically?
An affinity for contemporary design, high-quality, unusual materials, and the highest standards of workmanship – plus the skill and talent to pull all that together.
These stunning earrings are expertly crafted from Natural Kingman Turquoise and Black Jade, each encased in a handmade, high polish sterling silver bezel.
The blue of the turquoise is bright and vivid and interspersed with a blue-black matrix that gives the stone depth. A handmade toothed bezel is wrapped around the stone, and nothing else adorns the turquoise, which allows the stone to truly shine.
Below the turquoise, attached with two jump rings is expertly cut Black Jade (and yes, Causandra and her husband Michael cut their own stones!) Around the Jade is a silver setting with three slanted marks on either side of the stone, the only interruption in the work. These lines allude to the toothed bezel around the silver, bringing the design full-circle.
Exquisitely elegant, these earrings are perfect for a night on the town!