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These handcrafted, sterling silver earrings are Ron's interpretation of spirit masks. They are indeed interesting and unique, which could describe the person wearing them. They measure 1 3/4" (45mm) from the top of the earwire, which is also sterling silver.

Spirit masks were traditionally created by northern Native groups in Alaska. They were used for various ceremonies and community gatherings. They related a story coinciding with the special event. The spokes surrounding the center face carried symbols of importance and meaning to the maker. They were generally created for a specific occasion and discarded after the event.

Silversmithing is a fascinating process. Much of the jewelry you see in stores is cast, which means a mold is made and molten metal is poured into it. Our jewelry is hand fabricated. Ron starts with a piece of silver wire and/or sheet. After sawing, stamping, hammering, shaping, soldering, filing, sanding and polishing, he creates a true piece of craftsmanship.

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Yukon Ron

Spirit Mask Earrings - Sterling Silver

$75.00

Only 1 available


Overview

  • Handmade item
  • Material: sterling silver
  • Ships worldwide from United States
  • Feedback: 173 reviews
  • Favorited by: 61 people