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Turquoise Cross Earrings

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Style #: SW-029-E

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  • Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry
  • Sterling Silver
  • Turquoise: Carico Lake Turquoise
  • Length: 1.75"
  • Hallmark Stamped
  • Artist: Albert Dawes
  • SW-029-E

Carico Lake Turquoise has an astonishing color palette. Ranging from highly unique electric greens to sky blue; from teal to mossy, earthy greens. And rarely, a nugget with both earth and sky color. The highest grade Carico Lake Turquoise is gem-quality American turquoise. Originally known as Stone Cabin, and then Aurora #8, Carico Lake Turquoise has a colorful history for a dried-up lake bed in a remote part of Lander County.

Design Note: Stamping to decorate silver is a technique uniquely mastered by Dinésilversmiths, who are renowned for their detailed stamp work. Stamps formaking jewelry are made from steel or iron, and the hammering of deepstamping is strong physical work. Stamps are often unique to a specificartist and may have been passed down through a family of silversmithsover many generations.

Seen frequently throughout Native American jewelry,Sterling Silver"raindrops" are a traditional design element. They canbe smooth andhigh polished or they can be starlike and oxidized.