Authentic Native American handmade channel inlay sterling silver earrings, handcrafted by Zuni artist, Amy Quandelacy.
The earrings features an inlay of Sleeping Beauty turquoise with an open peekaboo area that is oxidized. Amy is well known for this hummingbird design.
The post earrings measure 5/8 inches wide and weigh 3.6 grams each.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked Amy.
Amy has been producing jewelry since about 1976. She was formerly married to Dickie Quandelacy. The Quandelacys are known for this very distinctive raised inlaid style. This abstracted double hummingbird design is said to have originated with Dickie's mother Ellen Quandelacy although I have also seen this design attributed to Annie Quam Gasper. While the two no longer work together, both Dickie and Amy continue to use the design.