Authentic Native American Navajo Indian Opal Watch Tips
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Yazzie - Navajo Sterling Silver
Paula says - "You are buying the two watch tips shown here. The term Watch Tips refers to the two Native American made decorative panels that connect the timepiece to the expansion band. Neither the timepiece nor the expansion band are sterling silver nor Native American made . They are included with the tips as a convenience so you can use the watch right away. They can be replaced if you so choose."
We include at no extra charge an expansion band and a timepiece with battery (none of which are sterling silver nor Native American made).
Corn Row or Cobblestone?
These techniques of setting stone against stone in a thick mosaic are related yet different. They are most often seen in Navajo stone work. Both methods require that each stone be rounded or beveled along its top edges before being placed in the desired pattern.
Here is where the differences appear. Corn row refers to similar size pieces of stone set parallel, side by side in a neat row - the edges of each stone are usually rounded. Cobblestone refers to pieces that are fitted perpendicular or angled to each other like you'd see in a stone courtyard. Often cobblestone pieces vary in size and have beveled rather than rounded edges.