Delicate and feminine, this is a stunning pair of vintage turquoise Petit Point pierced earrings. Zuni in origin, the reverse is signed, on both earrings, JA, in etched script. My research indicates this is the mark for the Zuni artist J.A. Calavaza. The earrings feature two Sterling rods, top and bottom, with a rectangular plaque at the center. The borders of the plaque are a twisted rope design, which frame 10 raised sawtooth bezel set turquoise cabochons. Amazingly intricate workmanship! The earrings are 2 5/8 inches long, including the Shepherd’s hook, and slightly wider than a quarter inch. Not marked Sterling, but they acid test as such. The condition is excellent. You’ll dazzle with these well-crafted beauties! $129.00
Vintage Zuni Needlepoint Turquoise Dangle Earrings – signed J. A.