Vintage Navajo George Kee Sterling Silver Malachite Channel Inlay Pierced Earrings, Half Hoops #c816

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Vintage Navajo George Kee Sterling Silver Malachite Channel Inlay Pierced Earrings, Half Hoops #c816
These beautiful sterling silver half hoop earrings were created by Navajo silversmith, George Key. Key worked at the famous White Hogan shop in Scottsdale, AZ, that opened in the 1950s. He worked with a collective of fine jewelry artists who were renowned for their modern, cutting edge jewelry designs. Together, they created a legacy in jewelry design that had a long-lasting impact on the jewelry industry.

These George Key earrings feature a wonderful channel inlay of green malachite stones. The stones have been placed with care to take advantage of and highlight their fabulous light and dark green bands. The silver hoop portion of the earrings is thick and the edges reveal the sides of the green stones, giving the earrings lots of visual interest when viewed from different angles. The earrings close with push on silver butterfly backs. They are such vibrant green beauties!

The earrings measure approximately 11/16 inch long, 3/16 inch wide and weigh 2.2 grams. They are signed "GK" for George Kee on the backs of the hoops and hallmarked "Sterling 925" on the earring backs. They acid tested as sterling silver. 

These rich green earrings are simply gorgeous! If you love Navajo jewelry, this is a highly collectible pair of earrings by an extremely desirable artist that would add both beauty and value to your collection. I think they would look amazing paired with jeans and a tee and lots of silver bangles for a weekend day trip. Dress them up or down, you really can't go wrong. The earrings are in excellent vintage condition and ready to wear!

SIGNED: GK FOR GEORGE KEE ON THE BACKS OF THE EARRINGS (ACID TESTED AS STERLING) AND STERLING/925 ON THE EARRING BACKS

SIZE: APPROX 11/16 INCH LONG AND 3/16 INCH WIDE 

WEIGHT: 2.2 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE AND POSSIBLY SOME MILD TARNISH. 

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