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Robert Gene, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Overlay Horse Earrings
HK Item #NE591

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Authentic Native American sterling silver overlay horse earrins wire-style by Navajo Robert Gene

Size
1 1/2" including earwires
Materials
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
Sterling
stamp that looks like a dragonfly or a sunburst
Artist
Robert Gene, Navajo

Robert Gene, Navajo
Sterling Silver Wire-Style
Overlay Horse Earrings

NE591 - $29 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE PAIR AVAILABLE)

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What is Overlay?

With silver overlay, there are two layers of silver - the top layer is a scene, figures, or symbols meticulously cut out and then placed over a solid silver bottom layer.

The bottom layer is the background behind the cutouts and is traditionally darkened (oxidized) for contrast. Navajo silversmiths typically leave the background smooth while Hopi usually etch the background with hashmarks.

The two layers are then “sweated” together - the silver is heated until the two layers meld.

The result is a 3-D picture with great depth and interest.


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