Long, long, before metal jewelry, Native Americans adorned themselves with attractive chips of rocks and precious shells. What, shells in the desert? Yes, they traveled the tortuous trade routes from the Gulf or Pacific coasts to the interior.Jewelers at Santo Domingo Pueblo, Kewa, have continued the tradition, but with much, much more refinement, like these particularly elegant and chic earrings.In a flattering shape, these shimmering tapered rectangles look like contemporary color-block design, which belies their pre-historic origins. A sophisticated palette of shimmering tones of neutrals, featuring iridescent abalone shell and mother-of-pearl, is overlain by a gleaming swirl of sterling silver. All this is inlaid in a slab of mellow golden melon shell.Ancient culture, contemporary esthetics, and a sleekly chic look – these dangles will turn heads.
Sterling Silver, Abalone Shell, Mother of Pearl, Jet, Clam Shell, Melon Shell
Dangle Length: 2 1/8″ Width: 7/8″ Type: