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Signed Navajo Sterling and Turquoise Earrings
Here are pretty pair of sterling and turquoise earrings in a shadow box design and signed by the artist C and marked sterling. Bille Hougart lists 14 Navajo artists in his "Native American and Southwestern Silver Hallmarks" book who use C as their hallmark. If you have his book you can look them up, but beyond that, I can not name the artist definitively. The Navajo artist Jerry Cowboy appears in Hougart's book using the C. His C hallmark also appears in Dr. Gregory Shaaf's book of Native American silver artists as well as the online Native American list of hallmarks. So perhaps these earrings are the work of Jerry Cowboy, but the word is perhaps. The workmanship in them is excellent in any case. They measure 1 and 1/4" in length and 5/8" at their widest point. The turquoise stones are set in a sawtooth bezel in an open oxidized setting adding to their appeal. They are lovely, well crafted earrings, a great addition to your Southwestern accessories, or they would make an excellent gift for someone who loves Native American jewelry.
Gender: Female, Age Group: Adult, Color: silver/turquoise, Size: See description for sizes
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