Vintage Zuni 14k Inlaid Opal, Turquoise and Lapis Dangle Earrings
More often found in sterling silver, these vintage Zuni inlaid earrings are more unusual in that they are solid 14k gold. The stones are lapis, turquoise, white and black opal, sugalite and coral. The stones were cut with mind-boggling precision to fit perfectly like a puzzle into a 3mm deep teardrop shape. The left and right are mirror images which I always find to be a very thoughtful design detail. The inverted triangular lapis tops measure 4mm wide by 5mm long and are fitted with posts for pierced ears. The drops measure 12.5mm long and 7.5mm at the widest point. The total length from top to bottom is 21mm. They are stamped 14k on the back each.