NBS525 - $189 each plus s/h
About Thomas Charley
Thomas Charley, Navajo, was born in Crownpoint, New Mexico in 1952. He began makeing jewelry in 1977. Charley’s distinctive jewelry style features a row of hollow silver domes that create a solid appearance and yet result in pieces that are very lighweight and comforable to wear. This design is similar to what is called "telephone wire" motif, the difference being that the "telephone wire" domes are angled to resemble rope or twisted wire whereas Charley's domes are lined up straight next to one another. Thomas Charley uses the stamped hallmark "TC STERLING".
100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.