Women love earrings and usually have many pairs, especially stud earrings. There are many types of earrings and designs. One of the most popular designs of earrings on today's market are Inlay Stud 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 Stud 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 stud earrings. Below we have images of many different types of Inlay Stud Earrings with many different gemstones.
Above and to the left - A fabulous pair of larger Multicolor Inlay Stud Earrings in Sterling Silver. These are great examples of modern Navajo made Inlay Jewelry and will be a treasure in any Sterling Silver Jewelry collection. You can see how the artist has mixed many different colored natural gemstones to get a beautiful and colorful mosaic pattern in the silver post earrings.
Above and to the right is a pair of Sugilite and Lizardite Inlay Post 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! The yellow colored natural Lizardite, also called "yellow Turquoise" by gemstone collectors and jewelry buyers.
Above to the left is nice example of handmade Sterling Silver and gemstone Inlay Stud Earrings. These modern post earrings were handmade by Native American Jewelry artisan Stanley Manygoats with bright orange Spiny Oyster Shell, Black Onyx and high grade, natural, spiderweb Chinese Turquoise.. Stanley is a master of color patterns and these earrings certainly show that. The style is not Southwestern at all.
To the right is a wonderful pair of vintage inlay post earrings. These Zuni Sunface inlay stud earrings were made in the 1960's and feature black Jet, Mother of Pearl, red Mediterranean Coral from Italy, and blue American Turquoise. These are wonderful examples of classic Zuni Native American made inlay stud earrings.
Above to the left is an example of modern Inlay Stud Earrings made by a Navajo Jewelry artisan. These gorgeous half hoop post earrings feature a mosaic inlay pattern of colorful natural gemstones. These earrings feature natural Spiny Oyster Shell, and deep purple Sugilite. To the right is a really modern pair of diamond shaped Inlay Stud Earrings by Navajo jeweler Stanley Manygoats. These beautiful Sterling Silver post earrings feature top gem grade, natural Serpentine, Mother of Pearl, and Fire Opal. Wouldn't these be wonderful with a little black evening dress?
The images of handmade Sterling Silver post earrings above are just a few examples of different styles of Inlay Stud 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 Stud Earrings with Turquoise.
Turquoise Inlay Stud 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 Stud 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 Stud Earrings that are intricately inlaid with top grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. This type of Turquoise Inlay is very beautiful and the amount of time - work that was put into this pair of post 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 Navajo, Native American Indian, with four Sleeping Beauty Turquoise finely cut stones per Turquoise Inlay Earring and hand set into the Sterling Silver mountings that were also Navajo handmade. These American Turquoise gemstones are accented with blazing orange Spiny Oyster Shell, Lapis Lazuli and Fire Opal. This is quality handcrafted Turquoise Jewelry, made in the USA that are a great pair of Turquoise Inlay Stud 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 Stud Earrings made by skilled Navajo Jewelry artisan Stanley Manygoats. Artisan handmade in New Mexico, USA these inlay post earrings feature multi color gemstone inlay with Fire Opal, Black Onyx and Spiderweb Tibetan Turquoise. Above to the right is a beautiful pair of Native American handmade Inlay Stud Earrings. These beautiful post earrings feature gem grade Turquoise and red Coral from Italy..
To the left is a pair of Lapis, Coral and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Inlay Stud Earrings - Durango Silver Company specializes in Inlay Earrings and we try to always have many different styles of Turquoise Stud Inlay Earrings to choose from. This pair of drop style Turquoise and Lapis 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. The earrings are also inlaid with Lapis Lazuli from Afghanistan, as well as natural Cloud Mountain Turquoise from China.
To the right is a pair of Turquoise Inlay Earrings that are Zuni American Indian handmade with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. 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 called channel inlay and is very time consuming and intricate work, this is an art and is quality Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest.
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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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