Needlepoint Turquoise and Coral Posts
Edmund is a young Zuni jeweler continuing the tradition of fine needlepoint work – a Zuni signature style.
As these lovely earrings demonstrate, he is a master of the exacting technique. Natural turquoise and flaming red coral have been meticulously cut into halves of rounded slivers, tapered at each end – just like a stitch of needlework.
The blue and red complement each other in the best way possible, with the darkened sterling background showcasing not only the beautiful coral and turquoise but the gleaming accents of polished silver as well.
Each piece of coral and turquoise are individually set into a hand-cut silver bezel. The center stone is surrounded by a silver rope bezel, and a sparkling dome of silver separates each “stitch” of stone.
The form of the whole piece is oval, which creates wonderful harmony with the repeated oval forms.
These are masterfully executed earrings with the highest quality materials.