Turquoise Needlepoint Cluster Earrings
Sterling Silver and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Needlepoint Cluster Earrings. These earrings feature Zuni style needlepoint sterling silver bezel set Sleeping Beauty Turquoise cabochons, silver dot beads, and silver dangles. These earrings measure 2 3/4inches.
History of Zuni Jewelry
The Zuni Native American Indian Pueblo is located 32 miles southwest of Gallup, New Mexico. They have been known for making Needlepoint (tiny needle shaped stones), Petitpoint (tiny round, oval or square stones) and Turquoise Inlaid Jewelry since the early 20th century. The Zuni Indians mostly focus on stone cutting. They make simplistic silver pieces to accommodate their intricate stonework with fine and delicate turquoise and other gemstones. Zuni artist have taken the art of jewelry to another level with their complex inlay channel designs, fine turquoise petit point as well as hand carved fetish jewelry. They have developed a unique look which can be easily spotted by collectors and jewelry connoisseurs alike.