mh000045Regular price $1,800.00 Save $-1,800.00
Michael Horse put a gorgeous piece of Morenci turquoise with pyrite inclusion in this arrowhead. The base of the sterling silver arrowhead is tufa cast (more on tufa cast below). Michael fabricated the cut outs around the edge like a real arrowhead. The bale is heavy duty and shaped like the part of the arrowhead that fits into the wood. He used sterling silver wire to represent it tied to the wood. Comes with the handmade sterling silver 24.5". What a beauty! Signed on the back "Michael Horse".
Size: 3.5" H x 2" W - Stone is 2" H x 1.5"
Tufa Jewelry: Tufa is a volcanic stone which can be as dense as chalk which has an organic texture. The first thing a jeweler does is examine a piece of tufa for any tiny fractures. If it looks good, the tufa is cut in half and, if there is a design, it is carved into the tufa. There is a pour hole carved into the top and several narrow vents carved into each side. The two pieces are then bound together tightly and molten silver or gold is poured through the hole at the top. If there are any cracks, the tufa explodes when the metal is poured in and the process has to begin again.