BIL 359 Dangle diamond shaped stone earrings w/ concho post

$599.00

Extra long dangle earrings. Measuring 2″ 1/2 in total length. Each of the diamond shaped stones and shells measure 1/2″ x 1/2″ and use high grade turquoise & spiny oyster shell.  The top silver element is styled after the “concho” seen in many Navajo concho belts.  Lite weight and comfortable, these are wonderful earrings.

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NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED LONG DANGLE EARRINGS


Kingman Turquoise originates in the Mineral Park Mining District near Kingman, Arizona. One of the largest domestic turquoise mines, it is found in a large open pit copper mine in the high desert country. The Kingman Mine district was first mined by Native Americans; it was part of the most extensive prehistoric workings in Arizona.

Spiny Oyster Shell (orange and reddish colors)

Living Spondylus shells are, indeed, very spiny, but the polished product looks very smooth, with some of its color variation strongly resembling that of the Blood Oyster. The resemblance is strong enough that it’s important to ask, when purchasing these materials, if they’re from Blood Oyster or Spiny Oyster. Artists often use Spiny Oyster as a substitute for Blood Coral. Although not nearly as rare as the Blood Coral or Rose Coral, divers collect Spiny Oyster by hand, making the work laborious and relatively expensive, with some risks.

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