Duane Maktima Turquoise and Opal Fan Earrings

Item No: 9045

$ 1,250.00

  • Duane Maktima, a master jeweler known for his one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, has created an artistic pair of channel inlay fan-shaped earrings that showcases his fine craftsmanship seen through the clean lines and bold geometry.

    Turquoise and opal create an unexpected and striking color combination, while an elegant border of sterling silver adds warmth and sophistication.

    Elegant and dramatic, these earrings are heirloom quality from one of the most innovative Native American artists working today.
    • Earrings handcrafted by Duane Maktima (Hopi/Laguna Pueblo)
    • Sterling silver
    • Channel inlay
    • Earring measures 1-1/2" L x 1-1/4” wide
    • Fits a small to average wrist
    • Comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity

    Handcrafted works of Native American art require special care. For more information about proper care and cleaning, please read our Care Guide.

  • Duane Maktima is Hopi and Laguna Pueblo artist who has been handcrafting exquisite jewelry pieces for over 35 years. Maktima was one of the early innovators, pushing the boundaries of what Native American jewelry is with his exquisite inlay work in the 1980s.

    His work has been featured at galleries and museums throughout the United States, and he has won multiple fellowships from SWAIA.

    While his style is very contemporary, Maktima still feels it is important to represent the history and culture of the Laguna and Hopi people in his work. He is also known for mentoring younger artists.

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  • Master jeweler Duane Maktima is known for using unique and rare gemstones not traditionally associated with Native American jewelry, including sugilite, lapis, opal, charoite, chrysoprase, chrysocolla, chalcosiderite, ironwood, fossilized ivory and dinosaur bone.

    Maktima is interested in creating unusual eye-catching color combinations, and in this cuff bracelet he has paired red Rosarita stone with green chalcosiderite.

    Rosarita is a rare material created from smelting gold ore. During this process, gold sinks to the bottom and the excess material forms a beautiful reddish gold stone. Chalcosiderite, mined in Arizona, is an extremely rare gemstone in the turquoise family that is known for its beautiful spider web pattern.

  • At Shumakolowa Native Arts, we guarantee that your purchase is an original and authentic work handcrafted by Native American artists as defined by the Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990. We ask our artists to complete an extensive certification process, providing a CIB (Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood) card and other documentation of their Native American heritage. Our team of experts carefully inspects every product to guarantee it is handcrafted using traditional, sustainable processes, and natural materials of only the highest quality. We record the place and date of each purchase, and pride ourselves in paying a fair price that allows artists to make a living practicing their craft.

    Every work of handcrafted art comes with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by an artist or buyer. At a time when many commercially made products are being sold as handcrafted Native American art, our in-depth purchase process allows us to guarantee the authenticity of every unique piece of fine art we offer. For more than 35 years, we have made it a priority to visit artists in their studio or home to purchase their latest handcrafted pieces and learn about their work. We have developed lasting relationships with artists, as well as dealers and collectors, and we take pride in being a trusted destination for fine Native American art.

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