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Honanie, Watson – 14K Gold/Sterling Silver Double Overlay Bear Paw Earrings
.75" wide (each earring)
Watson Honanie has long been one of the most sought-after Hopi jewelers creating the classic double overlay. He is famous for his use of 14K gold and sterling silver. Typically, his designs are cut out of 14K gold and then soldered to a piece of sterling silver. These earrings have a bear paw as the design. The top layer is 14K gold and soldered onto a layer of sterling silver. It is signed on the back with his hallmark.
I’m am pleased to once again be working with Watson Honanie. My parents worked with him for years at our store in Colorado in the 1980s-2000. His creative and distinctive jewelry and his use of 14K gold and silver are visually distinctive. It’s a great addition to both of the galleries!