Diné Silver Teardrop Earrings with Turquoise Gemstones [SOLD]


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This petit pair of earrings was formed from sheet silver in teardrop shape. Mounted on the bottom of the tear are four turquoise gemstones-one of teardrop shape and three of round shape. Small silver drops surround the turquoise. Each earring is stamped STERLING on the back but there is no hallmark of the silversmith.

This pair follows the trend of the mid-twentieth century to provide a modern touch to traditional Diné of the Navajo Nation turquoise jewelry. This trend was inspired by the White Hogan Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona, who hired Native American artists to produce such modern works. This pair of earrings was not made at the White Hogan, however.

Condition: very good condition

Provenance: these Diné Silver Teardrop Earrings with Turquoise Gemstones are from the collection of a client

Recommended Reading: 

SOUTHWESTERN INDIAN JEWELRY Crafting New Traditions by Dexter Cirillo

Navajo and Pueblo Earrings 1850-1945 - Collected by Robert V. Gallegos by Robert Bauver

TAGS: Southwest Indian JewelryDiné - Navajo NationEarrings

These earrings are fashioned for pierced ears.

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