Ethiopian Opal Stud Earrings
22kt,18kt, and 14kt Yellow Gold and Ethiopian Opal Stud Earring By Artist Miles Standish. These earring feature 22kt yellow gold bezel set square Ethiopian Opals with 18kt gold dot beads at the bottom of the stud while the post is 14kt gold. The opals measure 7mm x5mm.
Santa Fe Artist: Miles Standish
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. 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. Presently working in gold, silver, and a variety of precious and semi-precious stones.