Gram Weight : 10.8 grams. Length: 4.65 mm to 4.8 mm.
Width: 2.76 mm 3.40 mm. Color: opaque bright blue hue with a deep grey matrix. Stone Treatment : The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Carved and polished pear-shaped and round cabochons.
Length: 1.17" & 1.19". Depth: 0.37" & 0.38" (including backings). Earring Backing Style : Clip-on backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire.For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Both. Handmade during the 1960s by a talented Mexican Taxco artisan in the style of Native Zuni jewelry. The earrings feature multiple beautiful turquoise stones with a bright blue hue and deep grey matrix. The stones rest securely in bezel settings and are arranged in the petit point style. Silver bead motifs and a rope twist design also adorn the earrings.
Clip-on backings allow the earrings to be worn on pierced or un-pierced ears. One of the earrings contains residue on the back, which can be removed with a cleaning. Tarnish on some areas of the sterling silver gives the piece a lovely antique quality.
This listing is for the item only. Taxco, Mexico is famous for producing the finest sterling silver jewelry in the world. Taxco has a rich history of silver-making, with the Aztecs being the first to mine and craft sterling silver for adornment and ceremony. In the 1920s, an American artist named William Spratling moved to Taxco.
Being inspired by pre-Columbian and Aztec art, Spratling built a successful jewelry business. Many local aspiring artisans started apprenticing under him, and he eventually developed an apprenticeship program, with many famous silversmiths having learned there. The Taxco tradition of silversmithing is still carried on by the local artisan community today. Petit Point is a style of stone cutting started by the Zuni Native American Tribe, beginning around the 1920s. It involves cutting small uniform shaped stones (round, oval, square, and pear-shaped) which all face in the same direction.Sometimes the term Needle Point is used to describe pieces made of straight long narrow stones that are pointed at both ends. Zuni silversmiths continue to produce Petit Point in the same tradition; it is a very difficult way to cut a stone and looks beautiful in silver jewelry. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.