Vintage Native American turquoise and silver earrings. The snake eyes technique used to finish the stone describes its cylinder shape, which is polished on one end to give the impression of snake eyes.
Measures approximately 1 ¾” long x ¼” wide.
Though the Native American Tribes had been working with metal for generations, new and more precise silver working techniques were introduced in the 1800’s by artists from Mexico. As new techniques and tools were developed and shared across Native America, jewelry-makers began to achieve a much greater level of precision with their work.Please note that due to their delicate nature all of our vintage items are final sale.