These silver earrings are sensational pieces of handcrafted Navajo Indian jewelry. The simple cross design is decorated with traditional patterns and then given a Santa Fe satin finish. This design has been made since the beginnings of Native American Silver jewelry and has become an icon of the southwest style. The Sterling Silver has been die struck to create the traditional southwestern cross designs. These impressive French hook cross earrings measure about 2" long including the hooks and 1" inch wide.
The Dine' (or Navajo) People are a unique group of American Indians still living the traditional way of life throughout the four corners region of the Southwestern United States. The Navajo people have returned to the original name, the Dine' (pronounced di-nay'h), given to them by their holy people. The Dine' land (aka Navajo reservation) on top of Oak Creek Canyon is the largest reservation established for the Dine', covering about 25,000 sq. miles of land, and is located in parts of Arizona, Utah, New Mexico, and Colorado. The Navajo were the first to produce jewelry that required the working of metal. Their love of metal working can be traced to the Spanish arrival in the Southwest.