4-1/2" Long Earrings Spiny Oyster Jacla Turquoise Heishi Shoulder Dusters, Santo Domingo Jewelry

$324.00

These heishi earrings are simply amazing. Made with turquoise heishi that is spaced with olive shell at the bottom and then as you move up interspersed with black onyx and lime green gaspeite discs, ending in a cone and ear wire--the earrings have at their bottom several orangeish colored spiny oyster tabs. This form is called "jacla," and those tabular shaped pieces of shell at the bottom center are sometimes called "corn." The jacla (center "corn" pieces) might match the heishi or be of contrasting color. Centuries ago, the original jacla would be a pair of heishi earrings tied onto a heishi necklace. Later, loops of heishi (as opposed to earrings) specific for this purpose were tied onto the lower center of the heishi necklace. This particular pair of earrings is an artistic take on the original type of jacla that would have been tied onto a necklace. Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico is known for this style of jewelry making, and the silver cones carry the hallmark of one of that pueblo's most talented jewelry maker, Ron Chavez.

The earrings are very long, at about 4-1/2"--long enough to be considered "shoulder dusters," although of course if your neck is super long, they might not touch the tops of your shoulders. The earrings are a little over 1" wide at the bottom.

Traditional design, amazing style.

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