Handcrafted by Santo Domingo Pueblo artist Mary Coriz Lovato, these mosaic earrings pair an ancient technique with a modern design using red spiny oyster shell, touches of New Landers Turquoise and abalone inlaid to form a unique pattern on a shell backing. The sterling silver within the mosaic design add a contemporary flair. A beautiful mix of colors gives these earrings a versatile style that complements both casual and formal wear.
Our Pueblo communities have a deep connection to, and respect for, this natural world, and their reverence for nature influences their art. Some of the most common nature-inspired designs and symbols are water, rain, clouds, corn, mountains, and animals. These earrings feature and celebrate the corn plant, important and celebrated in our culture.
Earrings measure 2-3/4" long by 7/8" wide with handmade French Hooks. Comes with certificate of authenticity.
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