These earrings are small yet valuable for their all natural Fox turquoise that is hand cut into organic shaped tabs, wire wrapped at the drill point, and attached to a sterling silver French hook. They were made by Ray Lovato, of Santo Domingo Pueblo, who recently provided me with a selection of his special pieces. From a biography of this master artist: "Ray Lovato is known for his traditional, hand-made beads of natural turquoise. He learned the craft from his parents, Ike and Tonita Lovato, starting at age eleven. After serving two tours of duty in Vietnam, Ray tried construction work but found he was much more content using the skills he had learned from his parents. Now, most of his seven children have worked with him and learned the art. Lovato is known for his tab necklaces in the shape of corn kernels which they symbolize. He uses high quality American turquoise such as Lone Mountain, Royston, and Sleeping Beauty." These earrings definitely follow that corn kernel shape and are made with the most striking forest green turquoise with a smattering of light colored matrix. Notice that one of the slabs has more matrix than the other; that is a function of being natural. Truly a treat to have anything by Ray Lovato!
Each small earring measures about 3/8" wide by about 5/8" long and dangle to about 1-1/4 long including the French hook. These are small, and photos make them look bigger so please sketch out the dimensions before buying. Weigh 1g each or 2g total.
A small bit of history.
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