Eighth Generation Salish Sea Earrings

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The building blocks of Coast Salish art—the oval and crescent—are gorgeously highlighted in this elegant design by Nooksack artist Louie Gong.

A mother-of-pearl-inlaid post and crescent share a swirling rainbow of sea colors while a free-swinging gold oval flashes like sunken treasure beneath the waves. Louie chose mother-of-pearl, the nacreous interior of abalone shells, to adorn these earrings for a very special reason. "Using abalone honors our connection to the sea," shares Louie, "which we all have relied on for food, transportation, and artistic inspiration since the beginning, yet often take for granted."  

The Salish Sea refers to an area in the Pacific Northwest Coast that includes the Puget Sound, the Strait of Georgia, the Strait of Juan de Fuca, and an intricate network of connecting waterways and channels. This region has been home to Coast Salish people since time immemorial. 

Please note: due to the natural variation in mother-of-pearl, each earring is unique. 

  • 18k gold-plated stainless steel polished to a high-shine finish
  • Post-style earrings with butterfly backs; gold-plated
  • 2.75 inches long / 6.98 cm long 
  • Do not swim or shower with your earrings