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Erica Weiner Isosceles Opal Earrings

$ 54.00

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These delicate opal stud earrings come in three colorways—milky white, fiery neon-flecked green and deep golden black. In addition to being gorgeous, opals are reputed to have healing properties and the ability to stimulate the creative imagination.

SPECS:
-1/4" long triangles
-set in sterling silver with sterling silver posts and backs
-their low profile
-geometric simplicity

MORE ABOUT THE EARRINGS:
Their design is classic and modern, but the materials and craftsmanship are firmly rooted in American history. Silver-smithing and stone-setting was once a major source of income for Native Americans. In New Mexico, members of the Zuni Nation are still making a living by producing traditional Native American jewelry in small batches—we're thrilled to be collaborating with them on this project. In addition to supporting their craft-based business, we're donating a percentage of the profits from the sale of these earrings to TEWA Women United, a non-profit group for Native American women that seeks to address issues of suicide, alcoholism, and sexual violence through female empowerment.

ABOUT THE DESIGNER:
Erica was born in Brooklyn and raised not too far away, in a small suburb in New Jersey. After earning her degree in Art History at Vassar College, she spent a few years touring the world as a costumer on Broadway shows, then a few more in the trenches as a sample-maker for various NYC fashion designers. She began making jewelry as a way to relieve stress after work, but before long, she had a full-fledged cult following, and after a year her hobby was her new career.

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