These striking dangle earrings are a perfect example of traditional Navajo applied repoussé metal working techniques. In repoussé, the metal is softened and hammered by hand from the reverse side, to create the low-relief pattern on the front side of the piece. Danny Clark is a Navajo silversmith who is very popular in the Southwest for his intricate repoussé designs.
Native American jewelry artists use Coral in a variety of ways. Featured in inlay work, set in rough and natural forms, carved, cut into stunning cabochons, set with diamonds, turquoise, pearls, and almost any combination of the favorite Southwest gemstones. A favorite organic gemstones, red and pink coral are used extensively in Southwest jewelry styles. Red, pink and orange colors can all be found in contemporary and vintage Native American handmade jewelry. Always a great way to add a splash of color to your ensemble.
Authentic Native American Handmade Jewelry