Magnificent Graduated Turquoise Jackla Earrings with Antique Buttons

Santo Domingo

Magnificent Graduated Turquoise Jackla Earrings with Antique Buttons, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo
  • turquoise jackla earrings
Savvy Price $685.00
Gallery Price $750.00
Title
Magnificent Graduated Turquoise Jackla Earrings with Antique Buttons
Artist
Santo Domingo
Medium
Natureal blue to blue green turquoise with black matrix throughout
Troy ounces
.86 troy ounces
Size
Each loop is 4" in length. Buttons are 5/8" in diameter.
Date of creation
1950's or a little earlier
Condition
Excellent
Provenance
ST Tennessee art collector
Gram weight
26.4 grams
About The Magnificent Graduated Turquoise Jackla Earrings with Antique Buttons

The jacklas are all beautifully cut individual pieces of natural turquoise.  Corns are made of carved and drilled white shell.  The terminal beads are also hand cut and drilled "tubes" of natural dark salmon-hued Mediterrean coral.  

Ear wires are a drawn heavy gauge silver to which a fluted silver button has been soldered. This button is made of ingot silver rolled sheet, struck in a male/ female two-part die which was carved by hand from steel for this purpose.  A loop of copper wire completes each button and was used as an element to solder attach the wire.

About Santo Domingo

The potters of Santo Domingo Pueblo in New Mexico are known for well-formed pottery decorated with dramatic stylized flora, often in combination with geometric designs.

Santo Domingo Pueblo also hosts jewelers with expertise in creating the finest heishi as well as shell overlay work. In the early years, some overlay work combined traditional turquoise, jet and shell with unorthodox modern materials such as poker chips and phonograph records.

Other Works By Santo Domingo:
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  • Fifteen Tab Necklace, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo
  • Thunderbird Necklace, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo
  • Three Strand Turquoise Tab Necklace, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo
  • 10 Strand Shell Heishi Necklace, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo
  • Ten Strand Brown Olivella and Red Coral Necklace, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo
  • 10 Strand Blue Gem mine Turquoise Heishi Necklace, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo
  • Thunderbird Necklace with Ten Tabs, Jewelry by   Santo Domingo
Cultures

American Indian

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Keywords

Santo Domingo jackla earrings, turquoise jackla earrings