Sterling silver, real Apple Coral, and 12 Karat Gold Filled.
Post earrings measure approximately 1-5/8" long and 1-1/8" at widest point.
Expect plenty of compliments while wearing this stunning pair of earrings! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Thomas (Tommy) and Rose Singer, out of genuine sterling silver, real Apple Corals, 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 Apple Corals (ONE in each earring) that are delicately placed in hand cut bezel settings, while the second layer forms amazing 12KGF border patterns and stamped designs for a dazzling finish. The pair of earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
Corals are known to be very soothing and very protective. Coral is of an organic origin; it is the skeletal remains of marine animals called Coral Polyps. Colonies of these tiny creatures build branching structures as they grow, gradually forming reefs and atolls.
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.