Incorporating fashion silhouettes with traditional influences these sterling silver beaded hoop earrings feature native pearls, domed beads stamped with a concha design. Spanish for shell, conchas were used as decorative silverwork on the bridles of prized Spanish conquistador horses. Early conchas were made out of coin silver, slipped onto leather belt strips and used as currency and trade. These native beaded hoop earrings have hinged sterling posts. Measure 1" diameter. Made in the USA.
Naturally elegant and casually simple, native pearls are the perfect next addition to your personal jewelry collection. The native pearl is a traditional Southwestern ornament - a domed sterling silver bead stamped with a stunning concha pattern and artfully used by designer Carolyn Pollock in these statement necklaces. These native beaded hoop earrings are tastefully simple, simply beautiful.