These contemporary Native American Navajo sterling silver earrings are set with gorgeous purple Charoite stones. Charoite comes from the Ural mountains in Russia and it is a beautiful stone with swirling shades of purple. The stones are set in plain silver bezels, and framed in a twisted silver rope border.
The earrings measure 1" long, not counting the french hooks, by 3/4" wide and weigh 4.7 grams each.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included with your purchase. Created by Navajo artisan, Larson Lee and hallmarked by the artist.
Charoite is a rare silicate mineral, first described in 1978 and named for the Chara River. It has been reported only from the Sakha Republic, Siberia, Russia. Charoite is translucent lavender to purple in color with a pearly luster and unusual swirling, reflective and intense color, like a "cat's eye".
Larson Lee was born in 1960 and first learned silversmithing by watching his grandfather Joe Lee, a well known silversmith and medicine man. He inherited not only the skills and inspiration from his grandfather but his tools of the trade when he passed. Today Larson works in both silver and gold. He once designed a belt buckle for Bob Hope.