The original design of these earrings was created using the ancient technique of Chasing and repoussé. Chasing and repoussé was a process used by Chickasaw ancestors to create hand sculpted designs out of hammered flat metal. Tiny possum grapes accent a central pyramid-cut banded blue lace agate. The art-deco inspired framing around the possum grapes is embellished with fiery pink sapphires set in solid sterling silver. A Dramatic tassel of hand strung garnets adorns the bottom of the earrings.
Possum grapes are a favorite fruit of both past and present Chickasaw people. These tiny wild grapes can be found throughout the southeast as well as in Oklahoma. A popular recipe still made today is possum grape dumplings.
These earrings are cast in sterling silver with an antique finish. They are set with blue lace agate, pink sapphires and garnet tassels.
1.6" x 2.8" (length includes tassel)
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