I love the asymmetrical design of these intricate Zuni earrings. Having the sun face off set gives them a unique style that you will not often find.
This pair of earring are signed G sterling on the back. Native American Artist Identification shows 2 different artist with this hallmark but only Navajo artist Grace Smith does this intricate inlay work. Grace has used a piece of jet which is petrified coal for the hardness and inlaid it with turquoise, mother of pearl, spiny oyster, and opal right into the stone. The outside of the earring has been accented with sterling droplets.
Signed: G for Grace Smith
Stones: Jet, opal, turquoise, mother of pearl and spiny oyster
Size: 1 3/8" not counting ear wire 2" with wire
Weight: 8.2 grams