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Inlay Earrings

Inlay Earrings

Inlay Earrings

Women love earrings and usually have many pairs. There are many types of earrings and designs. One of the most popular designs of earrings on today's market are inlay 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 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 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 earrings. Below we have images of many different types of inlay earrings with many different gemstones.


Inlay Earrings

Inlay Earrings with multi color  gemstones Inlay hoop earrings

Above to the left is a beautiful example of modern inlay earrings made by a skilled Navajo Jewelry artisan. Artisan handmade in New Mexico, USA these inlay stud earrings features multi color gemstone inlay with Spiny Oyster Shell, Lapis Lazuli, Sugilite, Gaspeite and tow types of Turquoise. Above to the right is a beautiful pair of Native American handmade inlay hoop earrings. These beautiful hoops feature gem grade lime green Chrysophrase, Gilson Fire Opal, and Lemon Chrysophrase.

Inlay dangle earrings Zuni Inlay Hoop Earrings

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 pair of high end Zuni Inlay Hoop Earrings. The colors in these large silver hoop earrings are classic with their natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Acoma Jet, Italian Coral, and Mother of Pearl, but the earrings have a really modern feel to them.

Vintage Inlay Earrings Inlay Stud Earrings

Above to the left is a high quality example of Vintage Inlay Earrings made by a Zuni artisan. These beautiful large post earrings were handmade on the Zuni Pueblo in New Mexico, USA and features black Jet, Yellow Shell, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, and red Mediterranean Coral. Above to the right is a beautiful and unique pair of modern inlay earrings. These post earrings by Navajo Jewelry artisan Stanley Manygoats feature inlaid yellow Lizardite paired with purple Sugilite. This color combo is exceptionally striking and unique.

The images of handmade Sterling Silver earrings above are just a few examples of different styles of inlay 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 earrings with Turquoise.

Turquoise Inlay Earrings

Turquoise Inlay Earrings 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 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.

Zuni Inlaid Turquoise Stud Earrings Turquoise Inlay Earrings - Zuni Handcrafted

The upper left photo shows a pair of outstanding three dimensional Zuni Turquoise Inlay Earrings that are intricately inlaid with multi colored gemstones. This type of Turquoise Inlay and or in this case multiple gemstone inlay are very beautiful and the amount of time - work that was put into this pair of earrings makes the cost seem unbelievably inexpensive to me, John Hartman, a Jewelers of over forty years. Each one of these stones were 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 Earrings to add to your collection and a good investment to hand down through generations of your family.

Coral Inlay Earrings - Sterling Silver Earings Sugilite and Turquoise Inlaid Earrings - Dangle Inlaid Earrings

Above and to the left - A fabulous pair of Inlay Mediterranean Coral 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 Inlaid 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!

Inlaid Turquoise Hoop Earrings Zuni Dangle Turquoise Inlay Earrings

To the left is a pair of Turquoise Hoop Inlay Earrings - Durango Silver Company specializes in Inlay Earrings and we try to always have many different styles of Turquoise Hoop Inlay Earrings to choose from. This pair of Hoop 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.

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.

Green Turquoise Inlay Earrings - Variscite Spiny Oyster and Turquoise Zuni Inlaid Earrings

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.

Sugilite and Turquoise Inlaid Earrings Spiny Oyster with Turquoise Inlay Earrings - Zuni Handcrafted

To the left is a pair of Zuni inlay Opal, Sugilite and Turquoise half hoop earrings by Native American artist Cathy Webster. These light and airy Sterling Silver hoop earrings are the perfect size to make a splash, but are subtle enough to wear on a daily basis. These Zuni Inlay Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings feature 6 finely inlaid natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, purple Sugilite, and Opal stones per side, for a total of 12 hand inlaid stones per hoop Earring pair.

To the right is a pair of Spiny Oyster and Opal Dangle Earrings by Native American artist Sheryl Martinez. These wonderful Navajo Turquoise Inlay Earrings are gorgeous with their glowing orange Spiny Oyster Shell and Opal inlaid stones. These stones are separated by thin inlays of Sterling Silver. These Navajo Inlay Earrings are composed of two parts, a stud of solid blazing orange Spiny Oyster shell and a bottom Dangle Earring that is inlaid with Opal and Spiny Oyster Shell. These Navajo made Spiny Oyster and Opal Dangle Turquoise Inlay Earrings would be a wonderful addition to any Silver Jewelry or Inlay Jewelry collection.

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Our Sterling Silver Inlay Jewelry is museum quality and made to be family heirlooms as time passes!

Here are some other Inlay Jewelry pages you may want to look at:

Inlay Dangle Earrings - Inlay Turquoise Jewelry - Zuni Inlay Jewelry

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.

If you have enjoyed this page, take a look at these other educational pages:

Turquoise Jewelry - Turquoise Beaded Jewelry - Vintage Turquoise Jewelry

Blue Turquoise Jewelry - Navajo Turquoise Jewelry - Zuni Turquoise Jewelry


We hope you have gained some useful knowledge from our Turquoise Inlay Earrings educational presentation page. We invite you to learn more about Silver JewelryIndian Jewelry and Turquoise Jewelry by following the links in our Learning Center which has many other informational pages that we have written on topics related to Southwestern Silver Jewelry. In addition, we would like to invite you to join our E-Mail Newsletter - about once every other month we send out a Newsletter to inform our members of what's happening with Durango Silver Company, new products, specials for our members and more. We also have a monthly drawing from our members to Giveaway free Turquoise Jewelry from our company. Please take a moment to become one of our friends and future winners in our giveaway by signing in below. Thank you for reading our Turquoise inlay earrings presentation.

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