Turquoise half-hoop earrings, 'Nautical Notions' (Thailand)

For artisan Michael Krainer in Thailand, jewelry-making is a family affair; his wife designs many of the pieces, and several family members help them in their workshop. Their talent and attention to detail is evident in these beautiful half-hoop earrings, crafted of polished sterling silver with nautical rope-like accents. Cabochons of natural turquoise adorn the entire curve of the hoop.