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Incredible HUGE Zuni Inlay Earrings

Native American Vintage Jewellery
1980's

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$289.00

Gorgeous and delicate handcrafted Native American earrings. Zuni made, circa 1980 these are a huge yet elegant earring. Hollow repoussé, three dimensional silver roundel, smooth polished lip of lapis, turquoise, mother or pearl and abalone.

The centre piece is a little intricate inlay of mixed stones, spiny oyster, mop, lapis, abalone with a hand motif and turquoise dangle below. Nicely made, delicate work, light and easy to wear, extremely unusual design - gorgeous and unique vintage Native American artisan sterling silver earrings.

Item Details

Size

3.5cm x 6cm (excluding hook)

Weight

16 Grams

Hallmark

- acid tests for sterling

Materials

Lapis Lazuli, Mother of Pearl, Sterling Silver, Turquoise

Condition Report

Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Lapis, MOP, Abalone, Spiny Oyster

About this Piece

Sterling Silver

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.