This earring is designed and made by Navajo silversmith, Erick Begay. They incorporate fresh water pearls that are embellished with a single piece of Nevada No. Eight Spiderweb turquoise.
No. Eight Spiderweb is known for its dramatic matrices (ie-the lines that are in the turquoise) in a pastel blue shade that compliments the softness of fresh water pearls. The turquoise is very rare, as the mine has been closed forty years ago.
Please allow for variations, as each piece is uniquely handmade.
Erick Begay is a master silversmith and goldsmith with more than 28 years experience. He is an award winning artist that has multiple awards, including the Santa Fe Indian Market. His Family has been involved in Native American Jewelry for generations. His mother, Frances Begay, taught him the art of silversmithing, while she sold it in Santa Fe. He started making jewelry when he was eleven. When he turned 16 he became a full-time jeweler.
Erick only uses sterling silver, 14k gold, and the highest quality gemstones. You can rest assured that what his jewelry is 100% quality.
Material: Sterling Silver, Natural Turquoise, Fresh Water Pearl
Dimensions: 3/8" x 1-3/8"
Weight (in grams): 4.9
Hallmark/Signature: Erick Begay, .925