They have been for 150 yrs at least.I don't think indians made metal jewelry
Early Navajo smiths rocker-engraved, stamped, and filed designs into plain silver, melted from coins, flatware, and ingots obtained from European-American traders. Later, sheet silver and wire acquired from American settlers were also made into jewelry.Thanks PepperJ How did they make the metal ?
Are there any markings on the inside? Most likely it is modern southwest jewelry someone lost.Trying to identify a couple things I found today detecting a 1800s farm house