These sterling silver turquoise earrings were created by the Navajo silversmith, Dean Brown, recently deceased. Dean Brown was Kirk Smith's nephew and apprenticed under his famous uncle. Dean was successful in his own right, producing old style jewelry, similar to Kirk's. Dean was one of the up and upcoming young Navajo artists who had already gained quite a following of their own.
The earrings are set with large bright stabilized Kingman turquoise stones set in straight bezels against an oxidized old pawn sterling silver background. Small round stabilized Kingman turquoise cabs surround the big stone in a traditional cluster style.
The 2-piece earrings measure 2-1/2 long and 7/8 wide at the widest point. Each earring weighs 10.9 grams.
Brand new in perfect condition. They are stamped sterling and have Dean Brown's hallmark. Certificate of Authenticity included and gift box included.