Lauren Kovina only worked for a few years ( 1973 to 1981 ) until his untimely death. His work is very hard to come by. He was taught by Bernard Dawahoya. This delicate bracelet is beautifully made about 1/4" wide with a 5 1/4" inside circumference PLUS a 1 3/8" gap that could be carefully adjusted. Hallmarked sterling and the artist's hallmark. Excellent vintage condition.
IMHO, Willie Yazzie Sr. is one of the most under recognized smiths. His designs are innovative, his work is beautifully done.
These ear rings are no exception, silver overlay design of thunder birds? is finely and beautifully executed.
1 1/8" diameter, hallmarked by the artist, excellent vintage condition.
These nice earrings are a Frank Patiana design, they have been converted from post to screw back in the distant past and it is very possible that the screw backs covered up the Patiana hallmark ( see images ). They were originally purchased in Arizona marked sterling on the screwbacks and with an "F" on the back of the ear rings. Nice turquoise. About 1 1/4" long nice vintage condition.
A Silver and Ivory Necklace
The delicate necklace is made up of a curved ivory element and is flanked by a small ivory bead and carved and curved ivory piece. The piece is carved with an elephant and is attached to a delicate silver chain. The closer is the only item marked “STERLING.”
Size: 16” long
Condition: Excellent, silver needs to be polished
Lovely sterling and center natural turquoise cuff bracelet by Navajo silversmith Florence Johnson. Measuring 5 3/4" around in the inside plus a 1 1/4" opening, it is 1' wide and weighs 56 grams. Fine original condition and signed as shown. Beautiful and very wearable.
Michael Bird-Romero is one of the best known as respected Native American jewelers working. He started in 1972 and has won many awards and is in many museum collections. His work is always beautifully finished, and never mass produced. He makes everything by hand -- even his own ingot silver.
This beautiful pin is 1 5/16" wide at the rattle snake ( which is 14K gold cast ) and 4 1/2" long. The snake's expression is very sweet. Hallmarked by the artist.
Jim Harrison started working in 1981 and has been published in several books including Schaff's big book. This beautiful pair of ear rings is about 1" long and 1" wide. Stones are lapis, coral or spiny oyster, shell, and jet inlaid in silver. Excellent vintage condition, signed by the artist.
Mr. Josetewa started working in 1993 and is a member of the snow clan Shungopavi village. Nice traditional design, size 9 1/2 excellent vintage condition. Hallmarked.
American Indian handmade sterling silver ring with turquoise.
Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Excellent Original Condition
American Indian sterling silver ring with opal. Size 7 1/2-8.
Sterling Silver and Opal
Size 7 1/2 - 8
Excellent Original Condition
Chinese Gilt hairpin set with real jade and oriental pearl, from Qing Dynasty
A very fine Chinese Gilt hairpin from late Qing, very intricate and fine work with flora and bird, underlying material is silver then gilding done in those era.
This is a very old possibly antique jade bead
Jade pendant measuring 18mm x 24.5mm , frame silver 925
This is a Magnificent, monumental, antique Chinese brooch composed of brass, genuine Mediterranean coral, jade and lapis lazuli.This Rare brooch measure 4 5/8" x 4". It is in very good antique condition.
jade pendant in leaf shape and real gold
Qing dynasty very fine silversmith workmanship of Gold Gilt silver Hairpin of pheonix carrying treasures jade disc, use by high noble lady from the court.
A natural color jadeite peach & bat pendant