Native Indigenous American made vintage sterling silver dangle hook earrings. Pictures don't do these justice. Diamond segmented patterned frame with onyx and feather dangles. Lovely craftsmanship in this handmade design.
This collection of jewelry is a temporary section in our store. I grew up in Northern Minnesota in a town with a population of less than 200 on the edge of a Native American reservation. My family integrated many lifestyle practices, and my father grew up as an honorary tribe member. My mother, and my father's sister ran stores in two nearby towns that both showcased and supported indigenous artistry. The makers were fairly compensated at rates they set, and regarded with utmost respect. This collection is what remains from the large amount of jewelry they purchased from artists during the 1980-90's. It is not previously owned. It has been carefully stored for over 20 years. The sterling is heavy, and amazing quality, as are the stones. It is from a bygone era. Once it's gone, it's gone.
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All body chemistry is different. Isms strives to procure only the finest grade of metals, and all is lead-free. Surgical steel, sterling silver, sterling plated brass, brass, bronze, copper, and 14/20 yellow and rose gold are kept in stock. Solid golds, titanium, niobium, and other metals can be used on request, though it will take a tad longer. We can also custom-make jewelry that is metal-free for those with more severe allergies. Leather, silk, cotton, wool, hemp, sinew, and stone make nice alternatives.
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