Duane Maktima Hopi/Laguna - 14KT Gold Earrings with Rosarita, Montana Agate, and Chalcedony, 2018, 2.25" (J8825)
- Circa: 2018
- Size: 2.25''
9g, 2.25" length, per earring. Silversmith Duane Maktima belongs to the Rabbit Tobacco Clan of Hopi and the Parrot Clan of the Laguna Pueblo. Rosarita, a very unique material, is essentially a gold-infused glass. It a by-product of the 1960s and 1970s gold refining processes from the Alaskan beach sand, which was smelted for its gold content. The rich, red color is derived from this process.