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Mosaic Hoop Earrings


Large, wide hoops of shell inlaid in mosaic rectangles of mother of pearl, lapis, spiny oyster shell, turquoise etc.

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Charlene collaborates with her husband and enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a major creator of contemporary mosaic inlay, a sophisticated version of this ancient method of adornment. She does the designing, cutting and inlaying – piece by tedious piece – completely by hand. He grinds and polishes the shells and stones.  A multiple award-winner starting in the 1980’s, her colorful work is happily worn all over the world.

These hoops are as stunning as her famous necklaces and bracelets, created with just as much attention to style and workmanship. Every little rectangle and fragment of stone or shell is individually cut and set onto the shimmering shell back.  Slightly convex, because that’s how the underlying shell naturally grows, this little curvature allows the inlaid mother of pearl and abalone shell pieces to glint and glitter even more as the light hits them.

Red spiny oyster shell, clear turquoise, and dark blue lapis add vivid, rich color to the iridescent gleam of the shells. Together, they make a vibrant design that is further enhanced by the broad width of the hoops themselves. Dramatic in size, but lighter than you’d think because of the shell backing, these hoops pack serious fun and glamor. Great with casual clothes, dramatic and glamorous at night, these hoops are a wow factor all the time.

These beautiful earrings are a one-piece wardrobe of distinctive jewelry that will proclaim your unique flair to the world!


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Lapis, Abalone Shell, Mother of Pearl, Shell, Spiny Oyster Shell, Turquoise


2 1/4" diameter, 5/8" wide inlaid hoop bands