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Beaded Mokume Gane Earrings by Al Joe
Regular price $720.00
These Amazing Earrings by Navajo Artist Al Joe is are the epitome of Al Joe’s Talent! They Feature Three extraordinary Types of beads: textured Beads, Mokume Gane and Fluted Beads! All of them are made of sterling silver the fluted beads are made using a positive and a negative Stamp and require meticulous placement and much time to reach perfection. The textured beads alone require precision and time. The Mokume Gane, a Japanese silversmith technique that dates back many centuries, requires the use of a time consuming metal layering technique. Mokume Gane was originally used in Japan to adorn swords for Royalty and Wealthy Families.