Spiny Oyster and Turquoise Earrings
Tony Chino is a silversmith from Acoma Pueblo – one of the few, and definitely the most widely known!
Noted for his extravagantly complex and heavy-gauge silverwork, as well as fantastic stones, this jeweler is a wonderful anomaly.
Occasionally, Tony steps away from his highly-detailed style and makes something simple and beautiful, like these lovely earrings!
This modern pair of earrings features the beautiful combination of orange Spiny Oyster and pale blue Natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, with each stone set in a handmade sawtooth bezel and surrounded by hand-twisted wire.
The hand-textured and darkened sterling silver background adds just enough depth to make the stones truly pop, and the top piece of each earring – symbolizing kiva steps – allows for a little extra length, motion, and style.
These are designed beautifully and well-fabricated, wearable anytime, and with many different looks, and we hope you enjoy them!