Vintage Chip Inlay Headdress Cuff
Chip inlay is a method where cavities in jewelry are filled with a mixture of crushed stone, typically turquoise and coral, and epoxy resin. The piece is then polished smooth after the resin has hardened. This method was developed in the 1970's by a Navajo silversmith. The origin of this piece is unknown but it is from a collection that was inventoried in the '70's. There is no artist mark on this piece.
- Sterling Silver and Stone Inlay (Turquoise, Mother of Pearl, Black Onyx.)
- 1 3/8" Tall
- Weight: 73.8g
- One Of A Kind
- American Indian Heritage: Zuni or Navajo
- SKU: 3042529