Item # 754N - Navajo Turquoise Coral Jacla Earrings by V.Benally

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Item # 754N - Navajo Turquoise Coral Jacla Earrings by V.Benally

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NEW!  Large Navajo turquoise and coral jacla earrings. Each earring is made with eight (8) cut and polished blue-green turquoise cylinder beads with rust brown matrix, two (2) red branch coral cylinder beads, and five (5) pink/white shell heishi beads used as the "corn" of the jacla all strung on nylon bead wire. The artist brings the hoop together with a small sterling silver cone with hand rolled silver beads at bottom of cones and silver beads with sterling bales at top of cones. She finishes by attaching sterling silver ear hooks to each jacla. Jacla is the Navajo word for "ear string". They original were tied to the ends of a necklace and either removed and worn as earrings or they kept them attached to the necklace and wore as a pendant type for the necklace.

Each jacla earring measures 2 7/8" long from top of ear hook to bottom of loop. They weigh 3.7 grams each (7.4 grams for both) and are made by Navajo artist Virginia Benally.  $89.95