Old Navajo John Nelson Sterling Silver Coral Concho Dangle Earrings
Fantastic vintage old pawn Navajo sterling silver concho earrings, with wonderful repousse and stamping work. At the center of the fluted concho is a natural red coral cabochon. From the concho hang 3 dangles, with repousse diamond shapes that are surrounded by more wonderful stamped designs—really exquisite. John Nelson is listed on page 263 of Bille Hougart’s classic book, “Native American and Southwestern Silver Hallmarks," 3rd Edition. Hougart mentions that Nelson has been active since the 1960s. Signed J. Nelson and Sterling. Measure 2 1/4 inches by 1 38 inches, weigh 17.7 grams. Excellent condition, with no dents or dings, and with moderate patina. Pieces like this are a rarity.
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