SOLD Zuni Turquoise + Opal Inlay Bear Necklace
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Sold Vintage Jewellery
Lovely detailed Zuni bear, handcrafted circa 1980s - 1990s, mixed Turquoise and Opal (i don't know if created or not) in a sterling setting. Intricate inlay with fine sterling silver channel inlay on a chunky vintage twisted chain.
Chain 51.5 cm / Pendant 2.8cm x 2.7cm
Sterling on Pendant and 925 on Chain
Opal, Sterling Silver, 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. Has a handcrafted look to it - amazing vintage ring.
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.