This design incorporates Ancient Mammoth Tooth.
The mammoth roamed the earth for 1.8 million years, until it's extinction
about 10,000 years ago. Unearthed in Northern Alaska, Canada
and Siberia, it's unique colors are derived from the minerals found in the soil.
These earrings were created by Navajo Artist Lyle Piaso.
The Ancient Mammoth Stones have light golden brown / amber, pink / reds and cloud like white.
I love how the sterling silver border around the stones are etched like that.
They are marked sterling and signed.
They are 7/8" long by 1/2" at their widest point.
Total weight: 7 grams on my scale.
I placed a quarter there for scale
Lyle is a third generation Navajo silversmith, originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He attended Chinle High School in Chinle, Arizona. He went on to attend the Community College in Tsaile, Arizona. After earning his degree in accounting, Lyle moved back to Albuquerque. Upon returning to New Mexico, Lyle began to silversmith along side his father Joe Piaso Jr., who has continued to inspire him over the years.
Sure to make a Fine addition to any collection, or a great gift!
Please note: Pictures are enlarged to show detail, remember everything looks bigger on line :)