Earth, Water & Sky Stone-To-Stone Inlaid Dangle Earrings

By Sheldon & Nancy Westika

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Incredible skill and precise workmanship are necessary for a successful stone-to-stone inlay presentation. Zuni Pueblo artists Sheldon and Nancy Westika are experienced jewelers able to create gorgeous earrings in this challenging technique. They exquisitely set pink coral, lapis lazuli and Picasso marble side by side in these approximate 1 5/8" long including hook fixtures and 3/8" wide earrings. The Picasso marble resembles a rooted landscape, while the vibrant lapis could be representative of water. The amazing pink coral is like a Zuni sunset. Signed by the artists. Sheldon and Nancy come from the greater Johnny Quam (d) and Quandelacy family of artists. Nancy's mother was noted jeweler Anne Gasper Quam (d) who learned jewelry making from her father Johnny Quam (d). Anne's sister was Ellen Quandelacy (d).