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Turquoise Jewelry Earrings

 

Navajo Turquoise Concha Earrings
Navajo Turquoise Concha Earrings
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Although turquoise has long been an important part of Navajo culture and ceremony, it was not until the railroads came to the American Southwest in the 1800s that artisans began producing sterling silver and turquoise jewelry for trade. These timeless Navajo earrings feature polished turquoise stones and hand-stamped sterling silver medallions in the style of conchas—decorative sterling silver medallions found on Spanish saddles.


$119.00
$69.99
Turquoise Teardrop Earrings
Turquoise Teardrop Earrings
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Turquoise is a powerful ritual material in Himalayan cultures, representing the clear blue of the sky. It is sometimes used as a gift to one’s betrothed, and the color is said to stay true as long as the lover’s affection does. This modern interpretation of a classic design features vibrant turquoise inlaid in sterling silver. Handmade in Nepal by members of the Shakya clan, descendants of an ancient culture that was traditionally known for its metalwork and whose capital was in present-day Nepal.


$39.00
Turkish Blue Moon Turquoise Hoops
Turkish Blue Moon Turquoise Hoops
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Did you know that name for the deep blue-green stone we call turquoise is actually based on misinformation? It’s from the French word for Turkish, because European traders found the stone at Turkish bazaars and assumed it was mined nearby, although what they found was most likely from present-day Iran. Nevertheless, Turkish jewelers are known for their inventive designs, as evidenced by the ornate treasures of the Ottoman Topkapi Palace.


$148.00
Chilean Turquoise Earrings
Chilean Turquoise Earrings
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Painstakingly handmade from start to finish by Chilean artisans, this ensemble places hand-cut turquoise, obtained from the Andes mountains, in stunning sterling silver settings. Its elegant simplicity recalls the motifs of the ancient Aztec, whose tradition held that turquoise brought prosperity. Made in Chile.
$49.00
Ottoman Turquoise and Ruby Earrings
Ottoman Turquoise and Ruby Earrings
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The Imperial Treasury in Istanbul’s Topkapi Palace is still home to the most lavish riches of the Ottoman era. Here you’ll find the legendary, jewel-encrusted Topkapi Dagger, golden thrones, an 86-karat diamond, and many more remarkably ornate treasures. These gold, turquoise, and ruby accents are adaptations of jewels worn by women of the seraglio, where the wives of the Ottoman officials lived.


$118.00
Navajo Turquoise Earrings
Navajo Turquoise Earrings
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The Navajo have used turquoise in art and ritual for thousands of years. It is believed to insure favor with one's yei, a holy being who mediates between the human and supernatural worlds. It can appease the winds and help bring rain. The strands of this handcrafted necklace are meant to symbolize and connect past, present, and future. The teardrop earrings are traced with sterling silver. Please accept slight variations because of the natural materials. Handmade by Navajo artisans in Arizona.
$65.00
$15.99
Tibetan Blue Sky Earrings
Tibetan Blue Sky Earrings
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Nomadic Himalayan tribes wore their wealth in the form of jewelry—often turquoise, called gyu in Tibetan—that could be easily carried and exchanged. So highly regarded is turquoise in Tibetan culture that the blue of the sky is referred to as "the turquoise of heaven." Using faux versions of turquoise and amber, Tibetan refugees living in India create this substantial and bold jewelry in a Mongolian-influenced but modern style.
$15.00
$5.99
Navajo Turquoise Earrings
Navajo Turquoise Earrings
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For the Navajo, turquoise is believed to ensure favor with one’s yei, a holy being who mediates between worlds. Navajo artisans in Arizona create these earrings using smooth cabochons set in sterling silver.


$99.00