Carico Lake Turquoise Feather Earrings FJE0872

Metal: Sterling Silver
Stones: Carico Lake Turquoise
Delicately crafted, hand-stamped Sterling Silver earrings with Carico Lake Turquoise cabochon posts. Handmade by Diné silversmith Lydia Begay.

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Price: $175.00

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Navajo silversmiths are renowned for their intricate, detailed stamp work, a style developed over many generations. Stamping is done by hand, and the stamps themselves are often times unique to the artist or are handed down from generations of silversmiths.   

Feathers are recognized as sacred symbols in Native American tribes and are recognized as symbols of prayer, honor, and strength. They are one of the most widely recognized symbols that we associate with Native American arts and culture.

A staple addition to your Southwest fashion collection, Carico Lake Turquoise is also a collectible North American Turquoise with 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. The mine has come to rest with the owner of Sunwest Silver Company, Ernest Montoya.

Authentic Handmade Native American Jewelry


Lydia Begay was born on the Navajo reservation town of Jeddito, in Arizona. Lydia is from the Red Water and Edge Water Clan, and she began silversmithing in her teenage years. Her father was a silversmith, and Lydia would watch him working as a child. Later she attended some classes on the reservation as well. Lydia loves what she does, and she respects her path in life.

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