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A dramatic pair of contemporary Navajo silver

squash blossom style earrings by Tammy Nelson

If you think you see a distinct family resemblance here, it’s because you do. Tammy Nelson (b.1972) is the talented niece

and former jewelry-making student of her Uncle, the world-renowned Navajo silversmithing legend, McKee Platero (b.1957) and its clearly evident here that he taught her quite well. McKee Platero is a consummate craftsman and he has clearly communicated the importance of quality craftsmanship to his niece and former student.

The earrings are just superbly made with an extraordinary level of overall workmanship, fit and finish. The silverwork is extremely clean-lined and elegant with a lovely, bold Modernist design twist on the traditional Navajo squash-blossom earring form. The long one-piece earrings are each very dramatically shaped and finely fabricated with integrated silver hanging hooks into the long cylindrical bodies and flaring shapes of the squash blossoms.

The earrings measure a very nicely-sized 3 1/4” in length from the top of the silver hooks to the bottom of the silver

squash blossoms. They are 1/2” in width at their widest points. The “drop” is 5/8”. The earrings weigh a comfortable 8 grams or 1/4 ounce each. they are unsigned as there is really no place in this particular design and construction to safely sign them and they are in new original condition, having been purchased new directly from Tammy Nelson and never worn.

These are an elegant, refined and visually dynamic pair of earrings made by an extremely talented artist with an

unparalleled artistic pedigree. These precious earrings look as if they should be a LOT more expensive. In our view,

there is an unusually large amount of “Bang for the buck”, so to speak, available here.

Price $625


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