Yellow Sapphire Mochica Drop Earrings


Extraordinary 22-karat gold fan-shaped earrings that feature yellow sapphires closely matched to the color of our gold with entrancing natural inclusions. The form is inspired by the fan-shaped earrings found in South America and by the elaborate ear ornaments created by the Moche people of Northern Peru. This ancient Andean civilization had an extraordinary culture of craft and metalwork. Their ear ornaments often featured an edge composed of oversized spheres, reimagined here for modern wear.

  • Yellow sapphire (4.20 cttw.)
  • 22k yellow gold
  • French hook ear wire
  • Stamped with owl maker’s mark and 22k
  • Designed and handmade in California
  • From the Permanent collection

Check out our other Mochica pieces. Please email with questions or to design your own one-of-a-kind jewel.

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