Gram Weight : 4.7 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : There are two sizes of turquoise, The largest of which is 5.7 mm long by 4.9 mm wide, The smaller is 1 mm long by 4.9 mm wide, Opaque light blue and green hues with striations of a lighter shade throughout. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists.
Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Inlaid Fancy Cabochon Turquoise. Item Measurements : The earrings measure 2" long by 0.23" wide. Earring Backing Style : Post Backings With Butterfly Backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire.For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. These earrings were made by a talented Zuni artisan, and was made in an elongated oval shape, with geometric linear patterns adorning the earring itself. The turquoise in this lovely item was inlaid into the. These earrings dangle articulated from the post portion, allowing the hanging portion to move and swing with every turn of the head. These earrings are fairly tarnished, which is to be expected of an item this age. One of the earrings is missing a backing, and will need to have it replaced in order for this item to be worn properly. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. Zuni jewelry is very distinct from other Native American tribes; it most notably features gorgeous inlay designs, as well as petit point and needle point stone work. These highly detailed techniques, combined with exceptional metal work, makes the Zuni tribe one of the best-known jewelry making tribes in the world. The Zuni Nation is well known for their stone inlay work, mosaic-like images depicting religious and cultural motifs created from materials that were readily available. Their modern work is well known for its bold stone colors; often turquoise and coral are used. It is rare for their pieces to be signed, as the Zuni People believe artwork belongs to the entire community. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing.
Articulated pieces of jewelry are usually composed of two or more pieces connected by a flexible joint, hinge, or pivot to allow for realistic movement. This technique is used to lend a lifelike quality to animal figures, or to allow jewelry to drape elegantly, like a snake chain. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Zuni Pawn Turquoise Inlay 2 L Earrings" is in sale since Sunday, July 7, 2019.This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Earrings". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.