Sterling silver and 12 Karat Gold Filled.
Money clip measures approximately 2" long and 1" wide.
This gorgeous money clip is absolutely distinctive in each and every way! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Tommy (Thomas) 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 gold. One layer forms the foundation, while the second layer is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In this money clip, the second layer forms magnificent 12 KGF turtle designs for a marvelous finish. The money clip is hallmarked by artist.
In Native American beliefs, the turtle represents strength, female power, and fertility. The turtle is also considered to be able to defy death.
12KGF is as good as gold. The color will never fade, change, or wear off. It is 12K gold on top of brass and other metals, which create a gold tone with a finish all the way through. 12KGF behaves the same way 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.