These beautiful new Hopi sterling silver earrings were created by Hopi silversmith Leon Lomakema. The lightweight earrings measure 7/8 inches long not counting the french hooks and weigh 1.8 grams each.
Brand new and in perfect condition! Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included. Hallmarked by the artist.
Silver Overlay is a process of soldering one piece of silver, from which a design has been cut, over another piece of silver. The top layer is a handmade, hand cut overlay created from a sheet of sterling that is then bonded to the base layer of sterling. The base layer background is usually oxidized, which turns the silver surface black, and is often scratched or stamped. The oxidation brings out a contrast between the two pieces and makes the individual designs more visible.