Spiny Oyster Shell & Turquoise Earrings
These unique spiny oyster shell & turquoise earrings are expertly crafted from hand cut tiles of Kingman Arizona Turquoise, red spiny oyster shell, black jet, mother of pearl and sterling silver. Gifted jewellery designer and maker Stephanie Medina and her son Tanner Medina work together on their one of a kind earring designs. These mosaic earrings measure 5cm in overall length, including the sterling silver ear wires.
Stephanie Medina of the Kewa Pueblo tribe is the gifted designer and maker of these splendid earrings. Kewa Pueblo is the largest of the Pueblo tribes and is also known by the Spanish name of Santo Domingo Pueblo. The village is situated between Albuquerque and Santa Fe in northern New Mexico, USA. Stephanie signs her inlay work with a tiny dot of blue turquoise on the back.
Stephanie Medina is the youngest daughter of the late Rose Medina and the sister of award winning silversmith Jennifer Medina. The Medina family have been making beautiful and unique jewellery for Rainmaker Gallery for many years. We are honoured to bring you the work of three generations of this family of talented and skilled Native American Indian jewellery makers and designers.