SOLD Vintage Turquoise Serpentine Inlay Sterling Silver Native American Slab Earrings
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Beautiful Native American Santo Domingo? Earrings
Lovely handcrafted circa 70's - 80's Native American earrings, large triangular slab with very fine inlay of serpentine, onyx - handcrafted hooks stamped 925. Lovey and light, a pleasure to wear.
3.2cm tall x 4cm wide (excluding hook)
11 Grams (pair)
925 on hooks
Coral, Onyx, Turquoise
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.