These dramatic Native American Navajo hand made Sterling Silver Earrings were created by award winning Navajo artists, Everett & Mary Teller. The overlay design is clean, bold & contemporary.
The earrings measure 1-1/2 inches long, not counting the ear-wires, by 7/8 inch wide and they are relatively light-weight, weighing 5.4 grams each.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by and purchased directly from the artists, Everett & Mary Teller.
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. The oxidation brings out a contrast between the two pieces and makes the individual designs more visible.
About Everett & Mary Teller: These self-taught silversmiths have been making jewelry since 1988. They incorporate the storm pattern designs on many of their jewelry pieces. 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.