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Unique Navajo lizard earrings with turquoise and coral chips inlay work

$90 USD

Only 1 left.

Unique, whimsical lizard/gecko shaped earrings handcrafted in sterling silver and inlaid with turquoise and coral chips. These are truly statement earrings- not massively big but not shy either. A great example of individual and artistic interpretation of a native motif by the creator. A must have in your "finds-from-around-the-world" jewellery collection.

Composition: Sterling silver and turquoise and coral chips.

Stamped: Sterling. Signed by Navajo Silversmith Artist "E.TSOSIE"

Measurements: 4.2 cms long- without ear hook (with ear hook: 6 cms long) and 2.9 cms at the widest.

Weight: 9.73 gms

Age: 1970s

Country of origin: USA

Trivia: The lizard is one of many Native American totem animals and is often referred to as Brother Lizard. Brother Lizard represents dreams and one's connection with the dream world. Lizards are also a symbol of transformation and regeneration. Some Native American traditions also called on Brother Lizard as a sign of protection and self conservation.

Please note: All the jewellery in this collection is vintage, and thus neither new nor in mint condition. Wear, dents, scratches, oxidation etc. are in keeping with the age of the jewellery.

All the jewellery has been gently cleaned to remove surface dirt and oils but not the patina- which in our view adds immensely to the appeal of vintage pieces. While in great condition (none of the jewellery is broken/chipped/in need of repair), all were previously owned by someone else, and while not perfect each is full of old history and charm. Please use accompanying photographs to make your decision and be sure to ask any questions you may have before purchase. It is also worth reminding that since the jewellery is shot in close-up mode, the pieces may look bigger than actual size. Conversely, some large pieces may look smaller in pictures. Always refer to the mentioned dimensions.

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