This Native American designer is helping to pave a modern path for artists of her ancestry
Maria Samora is a Native American jewelry designer but not one turning out typical looks such as squash blossoms or thunderbirds. Samora, who lives on the Taos Pueblo in Taos, N.M. (her father is of Pueblo descent), is making styles that nod to the landscape of her home (think mountains) as well as other forms—not typical Native American symbols—that she finds inspiring. Among these are her architectural link earrings in oxidized silver. The silhouette is lanky, lovely, and dark, and the price tag is just $375, making these striking earrings a strong go-to pair for daily wear.
Architectural drop earrings in oxidized silver, $375
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