Turquoise bear paw earrings are handmade of sterling silver by renowned Navajo silversmiths Arnold and Karlena Goodluck. Genuine Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is set in Goodluck's signature shadowbox style. Bear paw dangle earrings can be worn on either french wires (as shown) or dangle post earrings.
Signed by the artist. Certificate of Authenticity and picture of the artists included.
How is it made? Turquoise bear paw dangle earrings were handmade using two sheets of sterling silver. The 5 claws and shadowbox around the turquoise stone are hand-carved out of the top sheet with a jeweler's saw. The designs around the shadowbox are hand-stamped, the silver is domed from the back and then soldered to the background silver. The silver is then chemically oxidized to blacken the background silver and stampwork and the earrings are buffed to a high shine. One of the things that makes Goodluck Indian Jewelry stand out from other shadowbox designs is that the shadowbox around the stone is meticulously cut to match the shape of the turquoise stone.
Posted by bob on 31st Mar 2014
love these things. i keep watching for specials so i can add to them with like the pendant etc.
Posted by Bob on 22nd Mar 2014
I ordered 3 pair of earrings. very pleased with all of them. Good quality for sure. My only concern is that the rubbery earring backs that came with my coral/feather combo set fell right off and I lost one the first day. Fortunately though I searched everywhere and found it.In my opinion, the wire on that pair is either extra thin or the backs were to big. Buy the way, anybody know where you can buy extra backs.