Turquoise Coin Dangle Earrings
Oxidized Sterling Silver and 18K Gold SFNM Dangle Earrings with Turquoise Studs by Douglas Magnus. This iconic coin stamp was created to commemorate the 400th Anniversary of Santa Fe. The reverse reveals a silver shield with the 1610 and 2010 dates. The dangling coins are suspended from a turquoise post stud with 18K gold bezels. They measure 1-1/8 inches in diameter and the studs are 1/4-inch in diameter.
Santa Fe Artist: Douglas Magnus
Douglas Magnus is a renowned Santa Fe jewelry maker and fashion accessory designer. He is known for his high-grade turquoise items that often feature turquoise mined from Doug’s own mines, the Tiffany Cerrillos Mines, located 17 miles outside of Santa Fe. These are a series of mines that were originally worked by Native Americans from the Chaco Canyon area in New Mexico some thousand plus years ago.
Douglas Magnus (b. 1946) moved to Santa Fe in the late 1960s, following his childhood in Los Angeles, California and Silverton, Colorado, and a formative two years with the U.S. Army in El Paso.
Magnus uses the finest silver and gold stocks, and methods ranging from the most ancient to the most contemporary to create his pieces.
Magnus lives and works in Santa Fe, New Mexico, conceiving original designs and finished products from turquoise, silver, gold, and other materials. He is also a prolific painter, embracing numerous subjects such as interiors and figurative works, while partial to plein air paintings created on site at his mines.