Native American Zuni turquoise channel inlay Sterling silver teardrop hair pin barrette, etched ZUNI, and signed WILLIS & SUSIE LEEKITY by the artists. This husband and wife duo are well-known for the channel inlay, and have used the teardrop shaped elements in many of their pieces.
This lovely piece showcases 8 teardrop shaped elements (roughly 1" by 1/2") with 3 natural turquoise stones channel inlaid on a recessed setting with a beaded border. The barrette pin also has a teardrop on one end, inlaid in similar fashion but with only two stones. The teardrops are distributed around the barrette with silver raindrops in between them. It weighs approximately 49.5 grams (including the pin), and it's just over 4" wide (side to side) by 2 3/16" tall.The pin is 4 5/8" from end to end, and the tear drop is 15/16" by almost 1/2. Bright stones and classic channel inlay work. Thank you for supporting authentic Native American art. The item "Native American Zuni Turquoise Channel Inlay Sterling Silver Hair Pin Barrette" is in sale since Saturday, August 24, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "goesaround2014" and is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This item can be shipped to United States.