DESCRIPTION: A classic Zuni silver cuff bracelet with clusters of beautiful and well matched light blue turquoise stones mounted in an oval sunface design with a "God's eye" stone in the center. Two additional stone clusters form wings on each side.
The Zuni pueblo tribe of western New Mexico have created jewelry for more than a thousand years, but their silver work was originally taught to them by a Navajo silversmith in the mid 1800's...
100% Natural Grade A Icy Jade Bangle Bracelet
100% Natural Color, untreated...
Approx. 25" long strand of carved, almost pumpkin-like carnelian beads including one 2" carnelian buddha figure.
Native American necklace, circa 1940s - 50s. With attached double jacla.
Gorgeous, carved, natural, un-dyed Angel Skin Coral bead necklace. This amazing necklace with gold washed sterling silver clasp is 18 3/4" long. It consists of 70 hand carved genuine coral beads, measuring from 5.22mm to 7.28mm in diameter and 1 large carved bead depicting dragons measuring 26.90mm long x 15.88mm wide. This wonderful necklace is in excellent pre-owned condition with couple of small beads having hairline. Weight of this amazing necklace is 37.6 grams.
This is a great collector's piece. Has 5 oval turquoise cabs set into high plain silver bezels. Excellent deep stamping on the sides and heavy thick silver. The workmanship indicates that the piece was made in the 1930's. This bracelet is published in the book Reassessing Hallmarks of Native Southwest Jewelry by the Messiers. Hallmarked by the artist. Inner circumference of about 5 1/4" PLUS a 1" gap that could be carefully adjusted. 36 grams...
Beautiful bracelet dating to the 1960's or 1970's with a very nice high dome cab of what looks to be high quality # 8 mine turquoise. Hallmarked HCP for Helen C. Platero who worked from about 1935 to about 1978. She passed away in 2003. Very nicely made with good stamp work. Is about 1 3/8" wide at center, and about 5 1/8" inner circumference PLUS a 1 1/4" gap, could be carefully adjusted. Excellent vintage condition.
Beautiful delicate split shank ring with nice stamp work, and a nice piece of # 8 mine turquoise. Face is about 3/4" tall, size 7 3/4 +/-. Hallmarked by the artist very good vintage condition. Give the work it looks like this ring is pre-1940. Nice deep stamps and high bezel.
Dozens of carved shell bird figures on strands consisting of thousands of tiny shell beads. Long silver clasps.
Bead necklace including 19th-20th century Venetian trade beads.
Teal blue opalescent vaseline beads (very rare color), 19th century Bohemian.
Mopti - donut shaped 19th century Mopti beads from Mali.
Pendant from Cameroon.
37" strand, very attractive red coral & turquoise bead necklace.
Exquisite and rare carved angel skin coral bead necklace with 14k yellow gold clasp. The necklace is 29" long and consists of 49 stylized dragon beads, measuring 11.98mm - 17.69mm in diameter. Condition of this beautiful necklace is excellent . Total weight is substantial 174.4 grams.
25" long strand of Turquoise nuggets.
8 troy oz or 258 grams.
DESCRIPTION: A beautiful Navajo squash blossom necklace with twelve blossoms of graduated size and a 3 1/4" naja with dangle, all set with lovely cabochons of blue turquoise with chocolate brown veining, mounted on a silver bead necklace. Each stone is partially covered with leaf-form silver appliqué work; twisted silver wire borders the bezels. Dating from the second half of the 20th C., the necklace is in excellent condition with no broken pieces or missing stones...
McBride Lomayestewa was active from the late 1950's when he learned at the guild, until his passing in 2002. His work is not common, and is highly sought after by collectors.
This beautiful pin is hallmarked on the back by the artist and the Hopi Guild hallmark. The pin is slightly convex and measures about 1 3/4" by 1 1/2". About 22 grams, can be used as a pin or pendant on a necklace. Excellent vintage condition.