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Sterling Silver Red Coral Navajo-Made Earrings by Charles Johnson
Sterling Silver Red Coral Navajo-Made Earrings by Charles Johnson
Sterling Silver Red Coral Navajo-Made Earrings by Charles Johnson
Sterling Silver Red Coral Navajo-Made Earrings by Charles Johnson

Sterling Silver Red Coral Navajo-Made Earrings by Charles Johnson

Regular price $86.99

Material: Genuine Sterling Silver (925 silver, 92.5% silver content)
Stone(s): Genuine red coral 
Overall Dimension of Each (including hooks): 2.3 x 0.8 x 0.2 inches
Back Type: Hook
Weight: 15.8 grams
Stamp/Mark: STERLING
Serial Number: e23637

Designed by Navajo jewelry artist Charles Johnson.

Genuine handmade Native American piece comes directly from the Southwestern U.S. The use of gemstones for personal adornment by Southwestern native peoples dates from prehistoric times, and the use of silver by the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi is almost 100 years old.

The organic gem coral is the skeleton of coral polyps which live in the sea. Dull when harvested, it can be polished to a high shine. Red and pink varieties are generally found in warm Asian and Mediterranean waters. Coral has been carved in China for 2,000 years and was used medicinally and as an amulet in other ancient cultures. Sea bamboo is a vivid red gem from the coral family. Fossilized coral dates from the Ordovician period of prehistory and displays beautiful colors and a gorgeous starburst pattern when polished.