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Chip Inlay Hair Combs
HK Item #COM242

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Sterling Silver coral and turquoise chip inlay Hair Combs

Sterling Silver coral and turquoise chip inlay Hair Combs

3" long x 1 3/4" tall

sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, coral Read about stones
plastic combs



Chip Inlay Hair Combs

Paula says: "Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

COM242-C $58



Paula says - "Nice heavy sterling silver with turquoise and coral chip inlay."

What is Chip Inlay?

Chip inlay is a method where cavities in jewelry are filled with a mixture of crushed stone, typically turquoise and coral, and epoxy resin. The piece is then polished smooth after the resin has hardened. Navajo Tommy Singer is credited for first using chip inlay in Native American jewelry.

Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

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