Navajo Earrings Bear Claw Shadowbox Sterling Silver with Turquoise Stone .5"L
The Navajo have become renowned silversmiths. They are known for Navajo Pearls (silver bench beads), take raw silver, and artistically create a variety of jewelry sought by many to use as personal adornments. The earrings are shaped to resemble important animals and iconic designs attributed to Native people living in the southwest. Intricate hints of stones have been incorporated in the works of art. The Eagle’s Path has been able to acquire some beautiful jewelry for your review and consideration. These works are original in design and may not be able to be replicated.
Navajo silversmiths are renowned for their intricate, detailed stamp work, a style developed over many generations. Stamping is done by hand, and the stamps themselves are oftentimes unique to the artist or are handed down from generations of silversmiths.
Twisted wire metalworking is a very old technique used by many Southwestern tribes. It can be found in both vintage and modern pieces.
Oxidized Sterling Silver is sterling that has been darkened using a surface treatment. This process helps to give the metal a "tarnished" look and is often used to provide contrast within jewelry pieces.