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Sand cast Navajo earrings in Silver and Turquoise (1890 - 1920)

Ref: NHE04

Sand cast Navajo earrings in Silver and Turquoise (1890 - 1920)

The sand casting jewelry technique existed among the Navajo and Pueblo people as far back as the mid-17th century. With this technique, a mold for jewelry is created out of sand.

The Navajo were the first to adapt this technique for silversmithing. Sand casting creates a matte finish with an antique feel as opposed to a more high-shine finish.

Every piece of Navajo Indian jewelry created by sand casting is truly a one-of-a-kind piece as the mold is destroyed by the molten silver.

Sand casting is considered one of the most difficult silversmithing techniques to master, but the Navajo artists keep this rich tradition alive.

(Can match the necklace KCN06)

€48.90
(VAT included)

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