Ethiopian Opal Stud Earrings


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Ethiopian Opal Stud Earrings

Ethiopian Opal and 22K,18K and 14K Yellow Gold Stud Earrings by Miles Standish. These luminous earrings feature rectangular opal stones (7mm x 5mm) set on 18K gold with 22k gold bezels and granulation. The post back is 14K gold.

Santa Fe Artist: Miles Standish Milesphoto2

As a jewelry artist and craftsman, Miles Standish says he finds meaning in formulating shape out of something shapeless and bringing together different elements to create a relationship of balance and wholeness. A long-time resident of Santa Fe and a National Forrest Service employee, Standish draws his inspirations from observing the natural world: the shapes of clouds, the curve of a leaf, the spread of a bird’s wing, the texture and pattern of a sea shell. Growing up Standish was encouraged in every artistic endeavor but didn’t begin silver-smithing until the age 20.

“I sometimes feel as though the silver chose me; I did not choose it,” says Standish.