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Navajo Sunface Silver Pierced Earrings
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The unique three-dimensional design and the intricate stamping of these Navajo Sunface Silver Pierced Earrings are superb examples of Navajo silversmith Nelson Morgan’s award-winning jewelry. The sunface motif of these Navajo Sunface Silver Pierced Earrings is symbolic throughout Native American culture. Sterling silver. Handcrafted in the U.S.A. Individually crafted designs assure each pair of earrings is unique.
The long tradition of stamping designs into sterling silver—like the rays radiating from these Navajo Sunface Silver Pierced Earrings—is believed to have begun in the 1850s with Atsidi Sani, who is said to have learned to work silver from a Mexican smith. The extensive Navajo jewelry holdings of the National Museum of the American Indian include many beautiful examples of hand-stamped sterling silver jewelry.

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