Native American handmade sterling silver overlay earrings, created by Navajo silversmith Roscoe Scott. The post earrings have a sterling silver overlay design and 9 genuine Sleeping Beauty turquoise stones.
Earrings measures 1-3/8 X 1-1/2 inches and weigh 9/5 grams each. The posts are located near the top of the earrings. I will include comfort backs, which will help the earrings hang right on your ears.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. The earrings are not hallmarked but they were guaranteed to be made by Roscoe Scott.
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.