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Campitos Turquoise and Spiny Oyster Earrings

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Style #: SW-084-E

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  • Turquoise: Campitos 
  • Spiny Oyster
  • Sterling silver
  • Length: 3"
  • Artist: Renell Perry
  • Hallmark stamped
  • SW-084-E

Twisted wire metalworking is a very old technique used by many Southwestern tribes. It can be found in both vintage and modern pieces.

Used for many generations this style of arranging stones is common within Native jewelry. Clusters are typically arranged in a sunburst or "flower" pattern with smaller, evenly spaced stones encircling a larger center stone. However, clusters can also be random, showcasing the stones natural shapes.

Seen frequently throughout Native American jewelry, Sterling Silver "raindrops" are a traditional design element. They can be smooth and high polished or they can be starlike and oxidized.