We have similar Native or Zuni items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L.
Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin : United States - Zuni Nation.
Gram Weight : 2.4 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color : Measures 5.5 mm long by 3.9 mm wide, Iridescent fiery play of colors. Accent Stone Measurements/Color : Measures 4.3 mm long by 4.1 mm wide, Opaque bright red hue. 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 Square Cabochons. Item Measurements : The earrings measure 0.71" long by 0.17" wide. Earring Backing Style : Post Backings With Butterfly Backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire.
These earrings will need butterfly backings to be worn properly. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced.
These earrings were made by a talented Zuni artisan, and feature inlaid fire opal and red coral stones. The earrings were made in the shape of semi hoops, and are a lovely example of Zuni jewelry.
Some portions of these earrings are ever so slightly tarnished, which is to be expected of an item this age. 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.
Red Coral is a highly prized stone by Native American cultures and has long been used by artisans in the Southwest. Spanish traders introduced coral to the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi, and other tribes, and it quickly became a sign and symbol of wealth and status in many different Native American cultures. It varies in color from deep red to orange, with red being the preferred choice of Native American jewelry makers. The item "Vintage Sterling Silver Native Zuni Inlay Fire Opal Red Coral Semi Hoop Earrings" is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 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.