The top cabochon may not be a stone at all, but a beautiful, rich blue glossy enamel. The lower three cabochons are natural turquoise stones with nuanced turquoise colors and a matte finish. The combination of glossy and matte, intense and more subtle blues is stunning. The effect is almost like a'mixed media' look.
At the bottom of each unifying triangle there is a series of nine perforations. There is a sculpted sterling silver dangle, drop or paddle hanging from each perforation.
When the 9 dangles are aligned, they look like a silver fringe. As with another one of my earrings: they are not always aligned. Each dangle or drop is capable of moving independently of the other dangles and rotating in as much as a 270 degree or more angle.
The result is tremendous movement. While I believe that these are made by a Native American artisan, I cannot tell you whether they are Zuni or Navajo or the work of another tribe or nation or, indeed, where they were made. Whoever the artisan was, he or she was a master craftsperson in my view. Approximate measurements: Length of the turquoise triangle: 7/8th inches.
Length of the sterling chandelier fringe: 7/8 inches. Total drop: 1 3/4 inches Width: approx.
7/8th inches Depth: approx 1/4 inch Manner in which the earrings attach to the ear: They have posts and pushback or butterfly closures. The earrings are marked sterling, but not signed. They show considerable patina - which, IMHO, only enhances their beauty. Note: The black display box is not included in the listing. The item "Vtg Turquoise Sterling Silver MCM Cluster Chandelier Earrings Navajo or Zuni" is in sale since Thursday, August 2, 2018.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Earrings". The seller is "wiregauge" and is located in New York, New York. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Uruguay, Philippines.