When it comes to designing Navajo Hair clips there really are no rules. The clips are normally stamped, inlayed, set with stone, or overlaid with a design. The stones used are common in most other Navajo Jewelry including turquoise, gaspeite, variscite, coral, and multi colored oyster shell and others as well.
Most Navajo hair clips are handmade from sterling silver and are made by authentic Navajo silversmiths using .925 sterling silver. The portion of the hair clip that actually holds the hair is normally made of a base metal for durability and the handcrafted sterling silver barrette is attached to that.
Below are pictures of handcrafted Navajo Hair Clips: