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Miscellaneous Jewelry

These vintage-style earrings fashioned of traditional conchas (Spanish for “shells”) are made the old way: shaped from beneath to create the domed repoussé centers, scalloped and stamped at the edges. A small round cabochon of Arizona turquoise sits at the center of each sunburst pattern. The conchas bear a deeply aged patina. From Wings’s personal collection; artist unknown, but […]

Two hand-cut and -polished teardrops of beautifully striated Pilar slate form these classic earrings. The stone is one found locally, lightweight and touchable as soapstone, with lace-like traceries of matrix. These were hand-crafted by an up-and-coming young Taos Pueblo carver, Jeremy Gomez, who comes from a line of expert carvers. Pilar slate; sterling silver $55 […]

Note:  This item, along with all other art by Zuni and Navajo artisans, has been removed from current inventory in response to this. This finely-detailed chandelier necklace is an outstanding example of vintage Zuni petit-point inlay work.  The classic design is hand-wrought in sterling silver, with slender, perfectly matched turquoise cabochons arrayed in shaped rows. […]

Note:  This item, along with all other art by Zuni and Navajo artisans, has been removed from current inventory in response to this. This vintage combination piece is an example of classic Zuni petit-point inlay work of a certain period: fine, meticulous, and very, very evenly matched, with clear blue turquoise cabochons in a finely-worked […]

Note:  This item, along with all other art by Zuni and Navajo artisans, has been removed from current inventory in response to this. This vintage brooch is an example of classic 20th-Century Navajo cast-work.  Top and bottom of the brooch are mirror images in finely detailed sterling silver, held together by a rough-cabbed piece of […]

Like ancient sherds of Mimbres-style pottery, these black-on-white ceramic earrings reassemble disparate pieces into a whole new pattern.  The etched antler “stones” are set into sterling silver bezels on sterling silver posts.  These are an older pair from Wings’s private collection:  Pueblo-style workmanship; artist unknown. Antler; sterling silver $125 + shipping, handling, and insurance All content, […]

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