Navajo Channel Inlay Earrings

Navajo Channel Inlay Earrings

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These stones in these sterling silver posts are red, orange and purple spiny oyster shell, with silver and jet inlay.  The setting has a Greek key pattern on the bottom

Size: .625 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).