Navajo Inlay Jet and Opal Earrings

Navajo Inlay Jet and Opal Earrings

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These bold Navajo handmade post earrings are inlaid with sterling silver, jet, and blue opal.  They are elegant and bold!

Size: .5625" H x .5" W

Channel inlay jewelry is a process used extensively by Native American jewelers, particularly those in Zuni Pueblo.  Many other talented jewelers from other tribes in the Southwest also make channel inlay jewelry.  The metal channel, usually silver, is soldered onto the back to create the design.  Afterward, the stones are cut to fit into each section.  It is an exacting process which shows in the beauty of the the work of the finished piece(s).