Native American handmade sterling silver overlay pin / pendant, created by Navajo silversmith Roscoe Scott. This is a striking piece of jewelry with a sterling silver overlay design and 9 genuine Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones.
The piece measures 2 inches wide and has a pin as well as a bale on the back. The open shepherd's hook bale can handle a chain up to 1/8 inch wide.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked ROSCOE SCOTT and also stamped Sterling.
Roscoe Scott has been silversmithing since the 1970's. He worked as a bench smith early in his career for the Atkinson Trading Company. He is known for his silver overlay work.
About Silver Overlay Jewelry: 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. This technique remains characteristic of the Hopi Indians, although several well regarded Navajo silversmiths use it too.