Dangle Heart Earrings
This pair of “Amor” dangle heart earrings is part of Santa Fe artist Douglas Magnus’ s newest collection. The sterling silver “Amor” earrings are individually hand stamped on hearts. The hearts measure 1-1/2 inches wide by 1-5/8 inch long and the total length of the earrings including the earring wire is 2 1/4 inches.
Inspired by his Santa Fe 400 collection, Douglas Magnus uses the Spanish Reale to create a commemorative keepsake. This new design really captures a universal message of love. This beautiful statement piece is a true piece of wearable art. Amor is love in many different languages and countries.
Douglas Magnus’ s extensive portfolio dates back to 1972. Working in the traditional heritage styling, materials and methods, he expands those horizons. His work is both ancient and modern, familiar yet fresh, and ever reaching beyond.
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.