Native American Navajo hand made sterling silver overlay earrings with natural Kingman turquoise stones. Square cut turquoise stones set inside round disk earrings. The Kingman turquoise stones are in perfect condition, with no cracks or chips, just natural reddish-brown matrix. The earrings measure almost 1 inch wide and weigh about 5 grams each. The silver disks are intentionally coved slightly, meaning they are not entirely flat.
Brand new and in perfect condition. Gift Box and Certificate of Authenticity included. Hallmarked by and purchased directly from the artists.
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 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: Everett & Mary Teller are a Navajo couple from Arizona who have been making jewelry for over 25 years. They carefully design their pieces and select the stones using a wide variety of natural stones. The workmanship is impeccable - you can always depend upon quality when you purchase a piece of Everett & Mary Teller jewelry.