Native American Navajo hand made sterling silver overlay hummingbird pendant created by Everett & Mary Teller of Arizona. The hummingbird measures 2-1/4 inches long, not including the bale, by 1-7/8 inches wide. The pendant weighs 10.6 grams. The oversized bale can handle a necklace or beads up to 1/2 inch wide. (BEADED NECKLACE NOT INCLUDED)
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by and purchased directly from the artists.
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 oxidized, which turns the silver surface black. The oxidation brings out a contrast between the two pieces and makes the individual designs more visible.
Everett & Mary Teller are a Navajo couple from Arizona who have been making jewelry since 1988. They carefully design their pieces and select the stones using a wide variety of natural stones. They show their work in galleries as well as prestigious art shows such as The Heard Museum and Santa Fe Indian Markets. The workmanship is impeccable - you can always depend upon quality when you purchase a piece of Everett & Mary Teller jewelry.