SOLD Native American Inlaid Maltese Cross
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Gorgeous handcrafted Zuni Maltese Cross. Inlay in lovely colours - turquoise, sugilite and spiny oyster with sterling and onyx channel inlay, good large pendant and bale, comes on a gorgeous italian sterling ball chain.
Chain 46.5cm / Pendant 4.5cm x 3cm Excluding Bale
Sterling (on pendant) 925 Italy (on chain)
Spiny Oyster, Sterling Silver, Sugilite, Turquoise
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.
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.