Campitos Turquoise Post Earrings FJE1978

Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: Campitos Turquoise
Gorgeous Campitos Turquoise post earrings showcasing a classic cluster design and Silver drop accents. Handmade by Diné silversmith Erma Arviso.

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Price: $390.00

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Used for many generations this style of arranging stones in 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.

Campito is derived from the Spanish word "campo" meaning "field" or "countryside". Mined in Mexico from the Pino Chueco and Cananea mines in Sonora, Campitos is a favorite for jewelry artisans. Campitos is unique in several ways. It grows in clay as free-form nuggets, rather than in veins which is typical of many North American turquoises. Its color closely resembles that of Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and ranges from light to medium blue with no matrix. Occasionally you may find pyrite inclusions, which give it a little bit of sparkle.

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry

Erma was born in Canocito, New Mexico and learned to silversmith from her mother, Jolene Shorty. She's been making her own unique jewelry since 1989. Erma's hallmark is "EA".

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