Navajo turquoise drop earrings
A delicate mixture of oval and round turquoise stones are set in sterling to create a striking drop earring. This contemporary pair of earrings was handmade by Navajo artists living and working in New Mexico.
Measures 2" long by 1 1/4" wide. Post stone measures 3/8" in diameter.
On a tour of New Mexico in the winter of 1929-1930, Dr. Barnes acquired a large number of turquoise and silver jewelry pieces, which are displayed alongside paintings and other objects. As with all of his purchases, he chose pieces according to the principles of light, line, color, and form. Our retail collection of Native American jewelry is from the Navajo reservation in New Mexico, where the same artistic traditions Dr. Barnes admired continue in jewelry making practices today. You can enjoy the beauty and grace of this timeless style with pieces made by contemporary designers working in long-held traditions.