Opal Drop Hoop Earrings


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Opal Drop Hoop Earrings

14kt Yellow Gold and Ethiopian Opal Drop Hoop Earrings By Artist Miles Standish. These earrings feature 14kt yellow gold hoop earrings with bezel set Ethiopian Opal shield shaped cabochons with small dangle stamped gold beads below the opal. These earrings measure 1 1/4 inch.

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.