Sterling silver and 12 Karat Gold Filled.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/4" long (including hook) and 1-1/8" at widest point.
This gorgeous pair of earrings is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Thomas (Tommy) and Rose Singer, out of genuine sterling silver and 12 Karat Gold Filled. 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 beautiful 12 KGF water wave designs and imprinted patterns for a gorgeous finish. In Native American beliefs, the water waves design represents continuous life. This pair of earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
12KGF is as good as gold; it will never fade, change, or wear off color. It is 12K gold on top of brass and other metals, which create a gold tone with a finish all the way through, same behavior as gold.
World famous artist Tommy (Thomas) Singer is one of the best Native American Indian silversmiths around. His name and his work are easily recognized and associated with Navajo Jewelry. Tommy Singer has been mentioned in many books, magazines, and news articles throughout his life. He was born in 1938 in Winslow, Arizona. Tommy belongs to the Tall House Clan of the Navajo Tribe. Tommy was taught by his father and started working with jewelry in the early 1960's.