Opal and Diamond Drop Earrings


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Opal and Diamond Drop Earrings

14K Gold, Ethiopian Opal and Diamond Drop Earrings by Miles Standish. These 3 1/8″ long post-back drop earrings feature green and red opals set in the center of these small kinetic sculptures. The long elements are hand forged and have 4, 2.75mm bezel set diamonds.

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.