Circle Turquoise Earrings
Circle Turquoise Earrings
Circle Turquoise Earrings

Circle Turquoise Earrings

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This vintage Zuni silver and turquoise ring was made using a technique called Snake Eye. Typically, the stones are shaped into cylinders and then polished on one end and set in the bezel thus giving the impression of circular or oval snake eyes when finished.

Measures approximately 1 1/2" long x 3/4" at its widest.

Though the Native American Tribes had been working with metal for generations, new and more precise silver working techniques were introduced in the 1800’s by artists from Mexico. As new techniques and tools were developed and shared across Native America, jewelry-makers began to achieve a much greater level of precision with their work. 

Circle Turquoise Earrings
Circle Turquoise Earrings