Isosceles Opal Earrings

$50.00
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Their low profile and geometric simplicity make these opal earrings look modern, but the materials and craftsmanship are firmly rooted in American history.  In New Mexico, members of the Zuni Nation are still making a living by producing traditional Native American jewelry in small batches—we're thrilled to be collaborating with them on this project.  In addition to supporting their craft-based business, we're donating a percentage of the profits from the sale of these earrings to TEWA Women United, a non-profit group for Native American women that seeks to address issues of suicide, alcoholism, and sexual violence through female empowerment.

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  • Materials: Opal and sterling silver.  
  • Measurements: Triangles are about 1/4" long.

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"Opal...Made up of the glories of the most precious gems, to describe it is a matter of inexpressible difficulty: there is in it the gentler fire of the Ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the Amethyst, there is the sea-green of the Emerald, all shining together in an incredible union. Some aim at rivaling in lustre the brightest azure...of the painter's palette, others the flame of burning sulphur, or of a fire quickened by oil."

~ Pliny the Elder

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