Hinge dangle earrings w/ Arrow design inlay – TSF 150
Small hinge dangle earrings. The artist has created great details in the inlay design with an arrow image on each earring. Set in solid sterling silver with genuine black jet, brown picture jasper and blue cultured opal. Measuring only 1″ in length with a width of 1/4″. Light weight and easy to wear, these may be your favorite.
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Hinge dangle earrings w/ Arrow design inlay – TSF 150 Details
NAVAJO HANDCRAFTED INLAY DANGLE EARRINGS
Sterling silver (stars and setting): Is an alloy of silver containing 92.5% by weight of silver and 7.5% by weight of other metals, usually copper. The sterling silver standard has a minimum fineness of 925.
Cultured opals (blue colored arrow), often referred to as opalite, are created in laboratories. Pure opals that occur in nature take many years to develop. Mines of natural opals are found across the globe. In the Southwest United States, there are naturally occurring opal fields that are mined.
Jet (black elements) is a product of high-pressure decomposition of wood from millions of years ago, commonly the wood of trees. Jet is found in two forms, hard and soft. Hard jet is the result of carbon compression and salt water; soft jet is the result of carbon compression and fresh water. Native American Navajo and Pueblo tribes of New Mexico were using regionally mined jet for jewelry and the ornamentation of weapons when early Spanish explorers reached the area in the 1500’s.Today these jet deposits are known as Acoma jet, for the Acoma Pueblo.
Picture Jasper (brown arrow) is an opaque, microcrystalline variety of Quartz with extraordinary color banding, veining and depositional flow patterns created by petrified or silicate mud and sometimes dendritic inclusions.