Authentic Handcrafted Navajo Sterling Silver Black Jet and Clamshell Inlay Horse Earrings by Valerie Yazzie

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These beautiful sterling silver horse style earrings were handcrafted by Navajo artist Valerie Yazzie using genuine clamshell and black jet stones. Each stone is inlaid into its one sterling silver channel and the entire portion is set into a smooth sterling silver bezel. These earrings are approximately 1" L x 1" W. These earrings are stamped and signed by the artist. Post style earrings. 

The art of inlay in jewelry was originally started by the people of the Zuni Pueblo of New Mexico, although many other tribes such as the Navajo have started to use this technique in their designs. Inlay designs tend to include many different stones that complement each other. The most common stones found in inlay jewelry are black jet, mother of pearl, turquoise and coral. 

Photography: To ensure the item looks as realistic as possible and the full essence of the item is captured, all pictures are taken in natural light without the use of editing or photoshop.