Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Hummingbird" motif pin in sterling silver with turquoise accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

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Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Hummingbird" motif pin in sterling silver with turquoise accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

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Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Hummingbird" motif pin in sterling silver with turquoise accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

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Santo Domingo / Navajo crafted "Hummingbird" motif pin in sterling silver with turquoise accents from the Mary and Everett Teller collection

Made entirely by hand at the Teller family studio in New Mexico comes this lovely and unique Hummingbird motif pin with turquoise accents. Showcasing the precision and talents of the Teller family of artists this Hummingbird pin is among the top of the line in contemporary jewelry from Native American artists today. The Teller family of artists are well respected and highly regarded as leaders in the art of Native American jewelry making. 

Using solid sterling silver and a technique known as "overlay" the Hummingbird featured for this pin is actually two distinct layers of sterling silver. One layer is the shape of the Hummingbird and the second layer has the design cut-out's found on the Hummingbird. After the designs are finished the second layer of sterling silver is annealed to the bottom layer thus creating a finished Hummingbird. This process is time consuming and requires a great deal of precision but when completed in the way the Tellers demonstrate, it will yield a very unique and special piece. 

To complete the work, this Hummingbird is finished with a single cabochon of gem-grade turquoise chosen specifically for this piece. This Hummingbird we see today is tomorrow's treasured collectible.

Made entirely from solid sterling silver this Hummingbird pin measures approximately 3.25 inches long and 2.75 inches wide. 

The Teller family signed the Hummingbird on the back side for authenticity.