Snowflake Shaped Navajo Inlay Pendant

Snowflake Shaped Navajo Inlay Pendant

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This ornately cut out sterling silver setting is inlaid with jet and blue opal.  The bale is large enough for a thicker chain or 4 mm beads.

Size: .4375" 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 the work of the finished piece(s).