Zuni Turquoise Floral Post Earring
Delicate but bold, these beautifully crafted Zuni flower studs are a striking addition to your silver collection. Hand cut turquoise stones are set into smooth sterling silver bezels and encircled with silver wire to create a shadowbox effect. Attributed to Kenneth Natewa.
1 inch high by 1 inch wide. Sterling silver and turquoise.
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.