Ernest Benally Vintage Inlay Earrings
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Beautifully handmade Native American, Navajo vintage earrings. Sure top with an inlay of onyx, turquoise and coral, very small neat work, dangling silver wedge at the bottom. Very nicely made by Earnest Benally, light and easy to wear.
4,7cm x 1cm
E Benally and a little house / STERLING
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 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.