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Navajo Silver Bear Claw Dangles with Purple Spiny Oyster
Item #42272
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These Navajo Silver Bear Claw Dangles with Purple Spiny Oyster exemplify the dual Navajo disciplines of silversmithing and lapidary work. Beautifully handmade by Navajo silversmith Melvin Francis, a hand-shaped demi-lune cabochon of purple spiny oyster crowns the sterling silver bear claw overlays of these Navajo Silver Bear Claw Dangles with Purple Spiny Oyster. Handcrafted in the U.S.A. Naturally occurring purple spiny oyster and individually crafted silver earrings assure each is one-of-a-kind.
The beautiful, polished cabochons embellishing these Navajo Silver Bear Claw Dangles with Purple Spiny Oyster are fashioned from the shell of unusual spiky bivalves, commonly known as spiny oysters. Found in the Gulf of California and along the Pacific coast, spiny oyster shells with their extravagant range of colors (purple to orange, red and yellow) have been used in Native American jewelry for centuries. Several of the hundreds of pieces of silver Navajo jewelry curated by our National Museum of the American Indian feature shell adornments.

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