SOLD 1980's Navajo Lapis Shadowbox Earrings
Sold Vintage Jewellery
Stunning 1980's hand made Navajo earrings - raised shadowbox earrings with a cut out at each side, little bezel set piece of rich blue lapis at the base - amazing hand crafted Native American earrings
1.4cm x 3cm (excluding hook)
4 Grams (pair)
Sterlings and artsist hallmark that is a mountain and moon icon
Lapis Lazuli, Sterling Silver
Spectacular vintage condition. Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing earrings!
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.