A pair of vintage silver earrings in a classic south western design featuring a turquoise inlaid Thunderbird in each with etchings in the silver around them.
A pair of vintage silver earrings in a classic south western design featuring a turquoise inlaid Thunderbird in each with etchings in the silver around them. The Thunderbirds are a deeply important symbol in many North American native tribes. From the east coast to the West coast their are legends and lore about this creature. In some cultures the Thunderbird carries and protects the spirits of the dead, in others they are a symbol of power and the warrior spirit with eyes that can shoot lighting bolts and wings that clap tremendous thunderous noise with angry. Symbols of strength and power and intensely spiritual, The Thunderbirds are sacred, and beautiful. These earrings measure approximately 1 1/4 inches in diameter and the quality of the silver is unknown.
Please remember this is a piece of vintage or retro jewelry. Most of it is used and will show some signs of “normal wear” that comes with age. We are very careful not to destroy any patina that may have formed as we think it adds to the beauty of these pieces. Of course you may want to polish or clean off the patina, and that is totally up to you. As we describe each piece if we find any flaws or defects we will point them out in the description. If we have replaced clasps or made other repairs, we will also note these in the description.