'Chisholm' Double Drop Earrings
Named for the legendary Chisholm Trail, these gorgeous earrings are carefully handcrafted in Sterling Silver, American Turquoise, & Watusi Horn. Each pair of our Chisholm Earrings are completely one of a kind, with no two pair being identical.
- Sterling Silver
- American Turquoise
- Watusi Horn
- Approximately 3.5" in total length, just under 1" wide at widest point
- Lightweight, weighing approximately 6 grams per individual earring
This is a finished piece. Please allow 3-5 days for processing. An email will be sent with a tracking number when your piece is on its way!
The Chisholm Trail was a historic cattle drive route that spanned from South Texas to Abilene, Kansas during the late 1800s. It was named after Jesse Chisholm, a trader and guide who traveled extensively throughout the Great Plains region. The trail was essential to the economic growth of the cattle industry in the United States, as it allowed ranchers to transport their herds from remote areas in Texas to the railheads in Kansas, where they could be shipped to markets across the country. The journey was not without its challenges, as the cowboys faced harsh weather, dangerous terrain, and the constant threat of theft and violence. Nonetheless, the Chisholm Trail became a symbol of the Wild West and an enduring legend of American history.
The Chisholm Trail played a crucial role in the economic development of Texas after the Civil War. The trail provided a means for Texas cattle ranchers to transport their herds to the Northern markets, where they could fetch much higher prices than they could locally. This influx of capital helped to revive the Texas economy, which had been devastated by the war. Additionally, the Chisholm Trail created demand for other industries, such as those involved in providing supplies and services to the cattle drives. The trail also opened up new markets for Texas beef, which helped to establish Texas as a major player in the American beef industry. Overall, the Chisholm Trail was a key factor in the post-war recovery of Texas and the growth of its economy.
Because these earrings are crafted with Watusi Horn, it just feels right to pay a little homage to the rich & complex history of American cattle with our choice of name for these beauties.