SOLD Sterling Lapis Navajo Earrings
Sold Vintage Jewellery
Fantastic rich blue lapis stone earrings. A small bright triangle with a stud back and lovely soft cornered diamond dangle with lapis inset. Hand crafted circa 1980's, Native American made. Come with sterling backs that have a gold wash.
3.7cm x 4cm
7 Grams Pair
925 (and a worn hand stamp that looks like MEOW?)
Lapis Lazuli, Sterling Silver
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 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.