12k Gold & Sterling Silver 2” Feather Earrings By Lena Platero
Southwest Silver Gallery is proud to offer these lightweight, silver and gold feather earrings by Lena Platero. They highlight a traditional Navajo design and combine it with delicately intricate etchings. The sparkling tones of these earrings flatter all skin tones and are approximately 2” in length. Each quill is filled with 12-karat gold and the feathers are made of sterling silver.
Culture and Symbolism
Like all pieces in our collection, these stunning silver feather earrings by Lena Platero are made and designed by local Native American artists. The Navajo artist often creates sterling silver pieces inspired by traditional Native American jewelry styles, colors and designs. In her culture, the silversmith, or tribe member who specialized in making silver-toned jewelry, tradition, dates back to the early 1800s. Before Navajo silversmiths were able to acquire sheet silver and silver wire from European-American traders, these jewelers crafted other items out of silver, including buckles, crosses and tobacco canteens.
Feathers carry great symbolism in Native American culture. Golden or bald eagle feathers can represent trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power and freedom. Many tribes believe that, because they fly so high, eagles have a special connection to the heavens.
Promise of Authenticity
Southwest Silver Gallery sells only authentic, locally-sourced Native American jewelry of the highest quality. Our pieces are crafted by award-winning artists who create one-of-a-kind designs that represent the true styles and traditions of Native American culture.
Southwest Silver Gallery is a family-owned shop that takes great care in selecting its artists and jewelers, all of whom come from a long history of Native American jewelry-making. Shop with us today for the best in Native American silver jewelry.