Navajo artist Earl Plummer created this lovely Sterling Silver Inlaid Bear pendant. The intricate channel inlay of Tiger's Eye, Jasper & Turquoise is impeccable. The delicate pendant measures 1-1/2 by 1-1/2 including the bale. Weighs 5.8 grams. The heartline is open, meaning you can see through it to whatever is behind it.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Purchased directly and in person from the artist. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by the artist.
Earl Plummer, a celebrated Navajo jeweler, was named the IACA Artist of the Year for 2011 at the Spring Market held in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Earl's victory is definitely a sign of one's luck taking a turn for the better. Just the previous year, the jeweler had suffered a severe injury to his hand, costing him the ability to make a living for a year. From Thoreau, New Mexico, where he still lives, Earl began making jewelry at age 14 after watching and learning from family members. He works in both silver and gold and uses natural gemstones in his pieces.
Taking many of his design ideas from nature, Earl Plummer has won numerous awards over the years including prizes at the Gallup Intertribal Ceremonial, the Santa Fe Indian Market, as well as the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market. Earl's work has been featured in galleries throughout the United States. He worked at one time with Calvin Begay.