Vintage Navajo Opal and Sugilite Earrings
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Lovely sterling vintage Navajo earrings, Native American, handmade circa 1980 these are a beautiful inlay of sugilite, turquoise and opal stripes. Elegant, nicely made, rich colour stud earrings.
2cm x 1cm
Opal, Sterling Silver, Sugilite, Turquoise
Spectacular vintage condition. Mild silver 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 piece.
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.