Navajo Oval Spiny Oyster Earrings

Navajo Oval Spiny Oyster Earrings

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These stones in these sterling silver posts are orange and purple spiny oyster shell, with silver and jet inlay.  They are set in a clean and simple bezel and are on sterling silver wires.

Size: 1.75" H x .5" 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).