Earrings, Oscar Betz, Chandelier, Turquoise,, Vintage, 556
Here is everything we love about Oscar Betz!
Santa Fe, New Mexico artist, Oscar Betz, has been a favorite of collectors and celebrities since the 1970s. He is known for his original stone sets and one of a kind jewelry and is famous for perfecting the featherweight, Southwest Chandelier earring.
These chandelier fan earrings are one of the most sought after shapes for Betz collectors and are crafted using beautifully matrixed turquoise stones. They feature post back closures.
Oscar Betz moved to Jerome, Arizona sometime between 1967 and 1979. He was among the hippies, renegades, freethinkers, and artists who relocated to Arizona’s richest copper mining city during those years. Many of his later years were spent in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is now recognized as a renowned silversmith and has been featured in galleries, movies, and worn by many celebrities. His work is highly collectible.
- artist: Oscar Betz
- markings: Oscar Betz, Santa Fe, N.M.
- materials: sterling silver, turquoise
- dimensions: 2 5/8" x 2 1/4"
- weight: 40.2 grams
- closure: post
- condition: excellent vintage condition with light oxidation and wear
- style number: JE556