Women love earrings and usually have many pairs, especially dangle earrings. There are many types of earrings and designs. One of the most popular designs of earrings on today's market are inlay dangle earrings. Inlay refers to the style in which the stones were set into the earrings. Inlay Jewelry is made by first designing and fabricating the silver or gold piece. Once the jewelry is finished being fabricated the artist will choose his stones an hand cut each stone to fit into the channels he created in the piece(s) of jewelry. Intricate inlay patterns will have several small stones in one channel in the piece(s) of jewelry. Using the inlay process it is easier to keep a pair of inlay earrings lightweight as the artist has more control of the thickness and size of the gemstone than if he/she were to buy the stones pre-cut as a cabochon. This is one of the reasons that inlay dangle earrings are among the most popular adornments for women. Another reason is that the process in which these ear adornments are made allows for many different styles to be made and almost all gemstone can be used in inlay drop earrings. Below we have images of many different types of inlay dangle earrings with many different gemstones.
Above and to the left - A fabulous pair of Inlay Mediterranean Coral Dangle Earrings set in Sterling Silver. Mediterranean Coral has become pretty scarce and valuable worldwide, this outstanding pair of Coral Inlaid Earrings are a beautiful example of Mediterranean Coral Jewelry that are collectors or museum quality and will be a treasure in any Sterling Silver Jewelry collection.
Above and to the right is a pair of Sugilite, Opal and Jet Inlay Drop Earrings - This great pair of Native American Indian Earrings were 100% handmade with care and precision with detail to quality and perfection. Quality Sugilite is difficult to come by these days and it is very desirable by collectors of fine Jewelry worldwide. Like many other gemstones that come from South Africa, Sugilite is taboo and not many are willing to die to obtain it so it has become rare!
Above to the left is nice example of handmade Sterling Silver and gemstone inlay dangle earrings. These modern drop earrings were handmade by Native American Jewelry artisan Stanley Manygoats with white Mother of Pearl and blue Gilson Fire Opal. Stanley is a master of color patterns and these earrings certainly show that. To the right is a Sugilite and Pink Coral Inlay Jewelry set wich features a pair of high end Inlay Dangle Earrings and a matching Sterling Silver inlay pendant. The natural gemstones and colors of this set is awesome. This set was created in the "Corn Row" style of inlay or what is also called "Cobble Stone Inlay" due to it's resemblance to a cobble stone street. Each stone is hand cut to fit in the pattern and domed like a cabochons.
Above to the left is an example of modern Inlay Dangle Earrings made by a Navajo Jewelry artisan. These gorgeous drop earrings feature a mosaic inlay pattern of colorful natural gemstones. These earrings feature natural Spiny Oyster Shell, Lapis Lazuli, and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Globe, Arizona USA. To the right is a really modern pair of diamond shaped inlay dangle earrings by Navajo jeweler Stanley Manygoats. These beautiful Sterling Silver drop earrings features Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Opal and Jasper.
The images of handmade Sterling Silver drop earrings above are just a few examples of different styles of inlay dangle earrings that artisans make. Here at Durango Silver Company we carry all kinds of inlay jewelry, but we specialize in inlay Turquoise jewelry. So, below are some examples of different types of inlay dangle earrings with Turquoise.
Turquoise Inlay Dangle Earrings have been made in Southwestern USA for over one hundred years by the Zuni Indians and today the Navajo Indians make
beautiful Turquoise Inlay Earrings as well. Turquoise Inlay Earrings are beautiful, durable and in vogue by the American public as well as many other cultures globally. There are many types and styles of Turquoise Inlay Dangle Earrings to choose from and we have some good examples shown below.
Durango Silver Company produces many styles of Turquoise Inlay Earrings and we also handle Navajo and Zuni Indian as well as other Southwestern Contemporary Artisan Turquoise Earrings that have authentic Turquoise incorporated into there design.
The upper left photo shows a pair of outstanding American Turquoise Inlay Drop Earrings that are intricately inlaid with top grade Kingman Turquoise. This type of Turquoise Inlay is very beautiful and the amount of time - work that was put into this pair of dangle earrings makes the cost seem unbelievably inexpensive to me, John Hartman, a Jewelers of over forty years. Each one of these stones was hand cut and meticulously set into the Sterling Silver Earring mountings.
The upper right photo show a pair of Turquoise Inlaid Earring that were handmade by a Zuni, Native American Indian, with eight Sleeping Beauty Turquoise finely cut stones per Turquoise Inlay Earring and hand set into the Sterling Silver mountings that were also Zuni handmade. This is quality handcrafted Turquoise Jewelry, made in the USA that are a great pair of Turquoise Inlay Dangle Earrings to add to your collection and a good investment to hand down through generations of your family.
Above to the left is a beautiful example of modern inlay dangle earrings made by skilled Navajo Jewelry artisan Stanley Manygoats. Artisan handmade in New Mexico, USA these inlay drop earrings feature multi color gemstone inlay with Spiny Oyster Shell, Black Onyx and Blue Diamond Turquoise. Above to the right is a beautiful pair of Native American handmade inlay dangle earrings. These beautiful drops feature gem grade Turquoise, Black Onyx and purple Spiny Oyster Shell.
To the left is a pair of Italian Coral and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Inlay Dangle Earrings - Durango Silver Company specializes in Inlay Earrings and we try to always have many different styles of Turquoise Dangle Inlay Earrings to choose from. This pair of drop style Turquoise Inlay Earrings are inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Arizona, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is very popular worldwide and is one of the only Turquoise Mines that produce this clear Sky Blue Turquoise. This rare American Turquoise is accented with natural red Mediterranean Coral.
To the right is a pair of Turquoise Inlay Earrings that are also Zuni American Indian handmade with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. The bottom Earring pieces have 14 individual stones in each piece, the Turquoise is sliced and hand fit to create a mosaic and then sanded to the final shape prior to fitting into the bezels. This type of Turquoise Inlay Jewelry is time consuming and intricate work, this is an art and is quality Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest.
Above and to the left is a pair of Contemporary six stone inlay Opal, Varisite and Blue Diamond Turquoise Dangle Earrings by Native American artist Albert Francisco. This modern Sterling Silver Dangle Earrings are impeccably inlaid with high grade Utah Varisite, Blue Diamond Turquoise from Nevada and Opal. Each Dangle Earring features two large minty/limey green inlaid Utah Varisite stones, two inlaid Blue Diamond Turquoise stones and one Opal inlay. All of these top grade stones are separated by thin Sterling Silver inlays. This gorgeous pair of Zuni Inlay Earrings would be a wonderful addition to any Silver Jewelry or Inlay Turquoise Jewelry collection. These Opal, Varisite, and Dangle Turquoise Inlay were Navajo artisan handcrafted in New Mexico, USA and are hallmarked “A Francisco and Sterling”.
Above and to the right are a pair of Sterling Silver, Spiny Oyster and Turquoise Inlay Dangle Earrings by Native American artist Cathy Webster. These wonderful Zuni Inlay Turquoise earrings are very modern in design, light weight and will liven up any outfit. Each side of these Inlay Dangle Earrings feature four inlaid bright blue natural Blue Gem Turquoise stones, two rectangles of blazing Orange Spiny Oyster and one narrow inlay of forest green Nevada Turquoise from the Emerald Valley mine. The stones are separated with narrow Sterling Silver spacers.
To the left is a pair of Turquoise Inlay Dangle Earrings by Stanley Manygoats. This pair of handmade Sterling Silver drop earrings are a modern kite shape and hang from Sterling Silver French wires. The dangles feature Kingman Turquoise, Black Onyx, and Gilson Fire Opal. The color combination is subtle and classy. This type of Inlay Dangle Earrings can be worn with any outfit from a T-Shirt and jeans to a formal dress..
To the right is a pair of inlay dangle earrings by Durango Silver Company. The focus of the silver drop earrings is a set of inlaid spiderweb Turquoise gemstones from the famous Cloud Mountain Turquoise mine in China. This beautiful pair of inlay dangle earrings are light weight as the back of the earrings are hollow allowing the gemstones to be seen from the back and front. These spiderweb Turquoise inlay dangle earrings would be a wonderful addition to any Silver Jewelry or Inlay Jewelry collection.
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All of the Turquoise Jewelry items that we handle or produce at Durango Silver Company are handcrafted in the USA and have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. As our Turquoise Jewelry items are handmade, most are one-of-a-kind and cannot be duplicated. We work hard to have several pairs of our popular Turquoise Inlay Earrings on hand, please remember they are handmade and may vary slightly. We invite you to shop online in our store by clicking on the category buttons to the left or by typing in your request in the search box to the upper left.
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