We're really into big earrings, and if you hadn't noticed we're really into turquoise right now. So much so that we decided to put the two together and create one majorly awesome mashup. We even invented a new word to describe them: swayy. It's pronounced swayy. Obviously.
Materials: Bronze or sterling silver focal with Kingman turquoise cabochon inlay. Sterling silver chain and sterling silver-filled earwires.
Due to Mother Nature's whims, each stone will vary slightly.
All stones in this collection have been ethically mined in the western United States (Arizona or Oregon) and were specially cut for betsy & iya. Every step of the stones’ creation process, from mine to market, adheres to strict protocols for environmental protection, fair labor practices, and accountability. Learn more about our commitment to using Fair Trade stones here.
Crafted by hand in our Portland, Oregon production studio.
See the Mayu Earrings in action:
Inspired by condors taking flight at the ancient site of Machu Picchu, the Inti Collection embodies the birds’ effortless ascent. Featuring Fair Trade Arizona turquoise and Oregon jasper, solid sterling silver, and gorgeous light-catching fringe, these multidimensional pieces epitomize strength and beauty. View the Inti Lookbook.
Bronze and sterling silver can tarnish over time. Both can be brought back to their original luster with a polishing cloth. We stabilized our stones to increase their hardness, but turquoise should still be worn with proper care. Though commonly used in jewelry, these stones are not indestructible. If dropped, banged or forcefully rubbed up against a harder surface, the stone could become damaged (cracked or scratched). We recommend removing the jewelry when it makes most sense–e.g. don't do hardcore outdoor sports with your pieces on, don't wear them in a hot tub or submerged in water for a long period of time, put jewelry on after putting products in hair, etc. and you should be good to go!
For information on how to keep your jewelry looking gorgeous for the long haul, go here.
Earrings hang 3 3/8" from top to bottom. Pendants are 1" wide.