Turquoise & Abalone Earrings
These turquoise & abalone earrings are crafted from hand cut tiles of abalone shell, Kingman Arizona turquoise, black jet and sterling silver inlaid onto polished dark green serpentine. Gifted jewellery designer and maker Stephanie Medina and her son Tanner Medina work together on their one of a kind earring designs. These zigzag lightning design turquoise & abalone mosaic earrings measure 3.9cm 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. Stephanie is celebrated for her wonderful Pueblo inlay jewellery. 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 over ten 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.