Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise & Coral Pierced Earrings, Signed Glen Adakai, Long, Tiered, Dangle, Rare Beauties! #c442

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Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise & Coral Pierced Earrings, Signed Glen Adakai, Long, Tiered, Dangle, Rare Beauties! #c442
I'm pleased to present today, this rare and amazingly beautiful pair of sterling silver and multi-stone stone earrings by Navajo silversmith, Glen Adakai!

These fabulous handwrought Navajo earrings are signed Glen Adakai pieces. I have found references to jewelry that is attributed to Adakai ranging from the 1940s through the 1970's. From the style, I am dating these earrings to circa 1970's. Adakai pieces are quite rare, and in all my research into his work, this is the only pair of earrings by him that I have seen. 

The earrings are comprised of fine sterling silver and feature three tiers. The top portions hold round, sawtooth bezel-set, red coral stones with beautiful rope surrounds. The second tiers hold open links with large silver bead details in the centers. The bottom tiers are shaped almost like feet with large blue turquoise stones in sawtooth bezels in the centers and five graduated silver beads at the bottom that look like toes. The earrings have been skillfully handcrafted, which is apparent from the handwrought silver work throughout each of the earring sections. The earrings hang from silver kidney ear wires that close securely in the back. They are absolutely gorgeous!

The earrings measure about 2 5/8 inches long, 1/2 inch wide and weigh 10.3 grams. They are signed with the letters "G.A." and an arrow symbol for Glen Adakai on the back of one of the earrings in the pair. They are not hallmarked, which is common for Adakai pieces, but they tested as sterling silver on a Tri Electronics gold and silver tester.

These handcrafted Adakai earrings are beautiful, one of a kind finds with a touch of whimsy! They are highly collectible and sought after, and would be a fine addition to a Native American silver jewelry collection. The earrings are in excellent vintage condition and ready to be worn and shown off! 

SIGNED: G.A. AND ARROW SYMBOL FOR GLEN ADAKAI ON THE BACK OF ONE OF THE EARRINGS IN THE PAIR

SIZE: APPROX 2 5/8 INCHES LONG AND 1/2 INCH WIDE

WEIGHT: 10.3 GRAMS

CONDITION: EXCELLENT, PRE-OWNED, VINTAGE CONDITION. NORMAL SURFACE SCRATCHES FROM PREVIOUS USE/WEAR/STORAGE. STONES EXHIBIT STRIATIONS AND IRREGULARITIES THAT ARE INHERENT IN NATURAL STONES.

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