These sterling silver and turquoise petroglyph earrings, created by Navajo artist Alex Sanchez, have a very unique design. The earrings are created in his petroglyph style - heavy, textured, oxidized sterling silver decorated with all kinds of the applied silver symbols: dragonflies, healing hands, spirals, etc. The spiral symbolizes life journey, the hand symbolizes healing and the dragonfly symbolizes beauty. The reverse sides of the earrings are stamped as well. The stabilized Kingman turquoise stones sit high in plain deep bezels.
The earrings measure 3 inches long and weigh 11.6 grams each. Big comfort backs help to keep the earrings from drooping.
Brand new in perfect condition. It is stamped sterling and has Alex Sanchez's hallmark. Certificate of Authenticity and gift box included.
Alex is the younger brother of Myron Panteah (deceased, 2016). Alex is of Navajo and Zuni heritage. He began making jewelry over 20 years ago and is a well known and well liked member of the Native American jewelry scene. His work is a wonderful blend of contemporary and traditional styles. He has won several awards for his innovative one of a kind designs and his work is a favorite of collectors everywhere.