Triple Loop Post Earrings Flush Bezel Set with 46 Small Round Turquoise Stones

Frank Dishta

Triple Loop Post Earrings Flush Bezel Set with 46 Small Round Turquoise Stones, Jewelry by Frank Dishta
Item Purchased
Savvy Price $385.00
Gallery Price $475.00
Title
Triple Loop Post Earrings Flush Bezel Set with 46 Small Round Turquoise Stones
Artist
Frank Dishta
Medium
Sterling silver and natural turquoise
Troy ounces
.18 troy ounces
Size
1 3/8" height X 1" maximum width. The flower on top is 1/4" in diameter.
Date of creation
1940's
Condition
Excellent
Turquoise
Natural turquoise
Design
These earrings are beautifully detailed and were long ago converted to post from screw backs. The post is hard soldered to the back of the flower. A sturdy mid-size clutch to secure the backs has been added.
Provenance
CB 59
Gram weight
5.4 grams
About The Triple Loop Post Earrings Flush Bezel Set with 46 Small Round Turquoise Stones

Body fabrication of the earrings was made with mill rolled and drawn sheet and wire of sterling silver ingot.  Tiny bezels for 46 inlays were meticulously cut, shaped and soldered in rows on each of the hammered hoops and in the shape of a small flower for the earrings top.  

The finest deep blue natural turquoise was then cut to fit each 1/16" diameter round opening and finished flush with the bezel edge, so that each blue gem is ringed in light.  A nice pooled silver drop punctuates the ends of every hoop inlay row.

 

About Frank Dishta
Frank Dishta, of Zuni Pueblo, was born in 1902. A jeweler since 1924, he developed a unique style of flush channel inlay, using sterling silver and Lone Mountain turquoise. His work is in the permanent collection of the Heard Museum and other prestigious institutions.
Other Works By Frank Dishta:
  • Foxy Diamond-Shaped Turquoise Inlay Cuff Links, Jewelry by Frank Dishta
Cultures

Zuni, American Indian

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