These dramatic sterling silver & natural Kingman turquoise earrings were created by Navajo silversmith, Jack Tom. The earrings have a unique textured finish with a step design near the bottom. They measure 2-1/4 long. Lightweight for their size - only 5 grams each. They are for pierced ears.
Brand new in perfect condition. I purchased these earring directly and in person from the artist. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included.
Jack Tom has been making jewelry over 40 years. He and his wife Mary continue to make some of the most striking contemporary necklaces and earrings to be found today. Jack is self-taught silversmith. Jack and wife Mary, who is also a skilled silversmith, create work together and separately. Their metalworking techniques have expanded to include textured rolling (which Jack learned from Zuni jeweler Marvin Panteah) and sandblasting, which provides an alternative to the normal mirror-finish polish most silversmiths give to the back of their work. The changes are part of the process that allows their work to continue to evolve and enchant. They live in Winslow AZ and exhibit at the Heard Museum and Santa Fe Indian market. They are profiled in the book Silver + Stone by Mark Bahti.