Native American Navajo hand made sterling silver earrings with natural Kingman turquoise stones. The earrings measure 1-1/2 inch long by 7/8 inch wide and weigh about 5 grams each. Post earrings for pierced ears - the post is located at the top third of the earring (see photo). It is difficult to get photos without reflections showing up in the highly polished sterling silver.
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.
About Everett & Mary Teller: Everett & Mary Teller are a Navajo couple from Arizona who have been making jewelry for over 25 years. 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.