These handmade sterling silver overlay earrings were created by award winning Navajo artists, Everett & Mary Teller. The earrings are set with high quality Mediterranean Coral.
The earrings measure 1-1/2 inch long, not counting the french hook earwires, by 7/8 inch wide and weigh 3.75 grams each. Please ignore the reflections that can be seen in the highly polished sterling silver.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Purchased directly from the artists. Hallmarked EMT inside a fish symbol by the artists.
STERLING SILVER OVERLAY TECHNIQUE. This technique uses multiple layers of sterling silver soldered together to create a three dimensional effect. 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.