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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 Diné (Navajo) artists living and working in New Mexico.

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.

About the artisan:

Our retail collection of Native American jewelry is from the southwest, 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.


  • Sterling silver
  • Turquoise stone
  • Measures 2" long by 1 1/4" wide
  • Post stone measures 3/8" in diameter