Native American Navajo hand made sterling silver overlay earrings with square cut purple spiny oyster cabs set inside round disk earrings. 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. The Teller's hallmark is their initials EMT inside inside a fish symbolizing their Christian faith. They currently live on the Navajo Reservation near the Four Corners (Colorado, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona), below the Lukachukai Mountains. We purchase their jewelry directly from them.