Louise Pete is a Navajo artist who lives south of Gallup on the way to Zuni Pueblo. She works wholly in a Santo Domingo style, nearly always using spiny oyster, though she also uses cowry and mother of pearl and turquoise in many of her pieces. We have broken our rule of classifying her items along tribal lines because we know that those looking for this style earring will naturally seek them among our Santo Domingo collection.
These are made in the same fashion as Louise's classic drop earrings of spiny oyster inlaid with turquoise along the bottom edge. The main portion of the earring is made from white mother of pearl which shows nice irridescence. The bottom edge is inlaid with red spiny oyster. These have wonderful sway and movement. The wires, of course, are Sterling.
Note: These are relatively heavy earrings, so pay special attention to the size and weight cited below. Many of our customers seek these larger, heavier earrings. But if you like light earrings which you can't really feel when wearing them, then these are not for you.
Size of drop: 1 7/8" x 1"
Weight of each earring: .345 oz. (9.9 grams)
Total hang: 2 7/8"