Navajo Inlay Pendant

Navajo Inlay Pendant


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This petite Navajo handmade pendant is inlaid with sterling silver, jet, and blue opal.  If she likes small and delicate jewelry, she will love this pendant!

Size: .875" H x .375" 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).