Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 1-1/2" long (including hook) and 5/8" at widest point.
This is a wonderful piece of Navajo artistry! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Calvin Peterson, out of genuine sterling silver. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver or 12KGF. One layer forms the foundation, while the second layer is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this pair of earrings, the second layer forms amazing bear paw designs for a fascinating look. In Native American beliefs, the bear paw is usually considered a way to call for the power of the animal spirit, or as an indication of the presence of the spirit. It is a symbol that represents inner strength. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked.