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Gloria Sawin

Earrings, Zia Reversible Inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise on Sterling on Hoops

$250.00

Gloria Sawin

Earrings, Zia Reversible Inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise on Sterling on Hoops

$250.00

Earrings, Zia Reversible Inlaid with Sleeping Beauty Turquoise.  Reverses to the New Mexico Zia symbol.  

10mm round. 1 ⅜" long.  Hoops are 15mm in diameter with latch closure.

Note:  reversing the earring is a simple matter of taking the drop off the hoop and changing it to the reverse side, sliding it on the hoop, and you're set to go.

Zia Symbol

If you are, or someone you know are from New Mexico or just Love New Mexico, this is the perfect item.  New Mexico’s distinctive insignia is the Zia Sun symbol, which originated with the Indians of the Zia Pueblo in Ancient times.  Four is the sacred number of Zia and the figure is composed of a circle from which four points radiate.  These points made up of four straight lines of varying length personify the number most often used by the Giver of all good gifts.

To the Zia Indian, the sacred number four is embodied in the earth, with its four directions, north, south, east, west; in the year, with its four seasons, summer, fall, winter, spring; in the day, with the morning, noon, evening and night; in line, with it’s four divisions, childhood, youth, manhood, and old age.  Everything is bound together in a circle of life and love, without beginning, without end.  Everything is found together that in this great brotherhood of all things, man has four sacred obligations:  he must develop a strong body, a clear mind, a pure spirit and a devotion to the welfare of his people.