Silver Dentalium Earrings with Diamonds & Freshwater Pearls

Material: Sterling silver, diamond, dentalium shell, freshwater pearl

Dimensions: 3 inches long

Design: These earrings are a one-of-a-kind prototype that the artist handmade in preparation for designing her new jewelry collection. These are a delicately crafted pair of unique northwest coast earrings, as well as an example of the artist’s artistic and design process.

About the Artist

Morgan Asoyuf (nee. Green) was born March 24, 1984 in Prince Rupert, British Columbia, to parents Henry Green and Jean Gardiner. Morgan is Ts'msyen Eagle Clan from Lax Kwallams, B.C.

Morgan's artistic career started with Blanche Macdonald Centres Fashion Design Diploma, and an interest in painting Ts’msyen designs. She carved cedar and alder while working with Henry Green, learning about the properties of the wood and how to properly care for it.

She took Bronze Casting at The Crucible art compound in Oakland, where industry professionals taught her both investment mold and sand casting.

In 2010 Morgan began studying at Vancouver Metal Art School under Gerold Mueller, a goldsmith from Pforzheim, Germany. She received diplomas in both jewelry design and stone cutting, learning special techniques such as hollow construction, custom stone cutting, and advanced soldering.

Morgan has studied design and engraving with Richard Adkins. She also attended Revere Academy in San Francisco for gem setting courses.