Navajo Handmade Inlaid Pendant

Navajo Handmade Inlaid Pendant

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This Navajo handmade jet, blue opal, and sterling silver pendant is so elegant.  The geometric design draws attention.  The bale is large enough for a thick chain or 8mm beads.  Imagine what it would like on black onyx beads...wow!

Size: 1.5" H x 1" W

Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo.  Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry.  The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design.  Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section.  It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the work of the finished piece(s).