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Post earrings measure approximately 1/2" long and 1/2" at widest point.
This is a very exquisite pair of earrings that must not be overlooked! This piece of Native American jewelry is Navajo overlay hand crafted by artist Thomas (Tommy) and Rose Singer, out of genuine sterling silver. Overlay is a process that utilizes at least two layers of sterling silver. One layer forms the foundation, while the second layer is used to design the individual detailed overlay. In these earrings, the second layer forms fabulous Buffalo and imprinted designs for a magnificent finish. The Buffalo is one of the most important animals to the people of the Plains and it is a great symbol to most Native Americans. The Plains Indians had developed life around the buffalo using it in many different ways. It was used for food, tools, shelter, warmth, and weaponry. To some, the Buffalo represents strength, stability, and prosperity. The earrings are stamped sterling and hallmarked by the artist.
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.