These beautiful sterling silver earrings were handcrafted by Zuni artist Loyolita Othole using genuine turquoise and carved coral stones set into sterling silver saw tooth bezels. These earrings have other lovely sterling silver adornments and are approximately 1.5”L x 0.75”W. Hook style earrings. These earrings are signed by the artist.
Loyolita Othole is a Native American silversmith from the Zuni Pueblo of New Mexico. She is extremely talented and has been producing stunning pieces for many years. She is known for her jewelry to include hand carved pieces of stone, usually turquoise and coral.
Coral is a natural occurring plant used in many different jewelry designs. It is easy to work with and comes in varies colors such as red, pink, orange and even black and brown. Many areas around the world have used coral in jewelry making, and inland cultures are even known for trading coral for other varies commodities. It is most commonly used in inlay pieces to add a pop of color, and pairs well with turquoise, black jet, and mother of pearl.
Uniqueness: Every piece of jewelry is unique, from the design to the setting to the stone used. Many stones are valued for their uniqueness and rarity and even the available supply. Jewelry is a lifetime investment, and like fine wine it only gets better with age.
Photography: To ensure the item looks as realistic as possible and the full essence of the item is captured, all pictures are taken in natural light without the use of editing or photoshop.