Sterling silver, real Tiger Eye, and 12 Karat Gold Filled.
Hook dangle earrings measure approximately 2-1/8" long (including hook) and 1" at widest point.
This is truly an outstanding pair of earrings that will make a great impression! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Thomas (Tommy) and Rose Singer, out of genuine sterling silver, real Tiger Eye stones, 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. This pair of earrings has a total of TWO stones (ONE in each earring) that are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while the second layer forms lovely 12 KGF border patterns and stamped designs for a fascinating finish. The pair of earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
Tiger Eye stone contains a golden yellow reflection on a brown ground color. The most important source of tiger eye is South Africa, but it is also found in Australia, India, and California. It is believed to give courage, clear thinking, and protects from negativity.
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.