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Navajo Coral Turquoise + Spiny Oyster Earrings

Native American Vintage Jewellery
1980's

Lovely Navajo Multi Stone Earrings

Nice quality, sterling silver, multi stone earrings. Native American, Navajo made, c 1980s - 90's. These are an elegant handmade earring with inlay of natural sugilite, spiny oyster, turquoise and coral.

Beautiful design, light and easy to wear, tud back, spectacular colours, rich and exquisite design.

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1
$129.00

Item Details

Size

3cm x 2cm

Weight

7 grams (pair)

Hallmark

Sterling

Materials

Coral, Spiny Oyster, Sterling Silver, Sugilite, Turquoise

Condition Report

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 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.

Petit Point or Needle Point?

The use of very small cut pieces of turquoise, bezel set in a cluster, is often used in Native American jewellery (particularly Zuni jewellery). Teardrop shaped stones (cut round at one end and pointed at the other) is known as Petit Point, stones are pointed at both ends are Needle Point.