Discover the exquisite craftsmanship of these captivating earrings, a true embodiment of the timeless allure of Navajo jewelry. Meticulously handcrafted from sterling silver and adorned with genuine gemstones, these earrings are a testament to the unparalleled artistry of Navajo silversmithing. Immerse yourself in the rich heritage of the Navajo people with this remarkable piece of wearable art.
This piece is made with Navajo chip inlay technique. Chip 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
Dimensions: 5/8" x 2-1/4
Weight (in grams): 5.1