This Navajo handmade pendant is designed and made by Navajo silversmith, Joleen Yazzie. This nice silver chip inlay piece holds coral and turquoise pieces in a tear drop shaped pendant. Price is per pendant.
This piece is a stunning example of classic Navajo jewelry. This piece is handmade out of sterling silver and genuine stones.
inlay is the process in which channels are filled with resin or epoxy
and crushed stone. Once the resin/epoxy dried, the piece was then sanded
and polished smooth leaving a mosaic of stone in the channel. This
technique was developed by Navajos in the 1950-60’s, and is often
credited to Tommy Singer (also Charlie Singer and Willie Singer);
however, there were many other artist doing the same process in the same
era; in fact, my mother Frances Begay raised my brothers and me making
and selling her chip inlay jewelry. This vintage-style of work is
classic Navajo style of the 1970’s.
Material: Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Coral
Dimensions: 1-1/8" X 1-3/4"
Weight (in grams): 5.5