Nice quality earrings in classic old style of the 50's, these Navajo clip-backs measure 1".
Here's a head-turning necklace for you, obviously hand-made and of considerable age. Whenever I wear it, compliments flow and everyone believes it's genuine amber.
Adding to the opulence, the stacks of amber slices are separated by nine highly ornate spacer beads...
Vidal Aragon of Santo Domingo Pueblo sterling silver pendant necklace. He is known for his overlay technique jewelry featuring animals and the tracks that they leave. This one may feature raccoon or badger tracks. Measures 1 7/8" long and handmade links chain is 17" end to end. Signed with his conjoined VA hallmark. Visit the Wheelwright Museum site for more information on this well respected artist.
Exceptional stone work went into this Zuni butterfly pin. It's nicely rounded and the stones have held their polish. The unsigned gem measures 1 1/4 wide and is in collector condition.
A heavy buckle set with seven number eight spiderweb turquoise, attributed to Carl Quintana in Hallmarks of the Southwest by Barton Wright, p. 143; however, no specific information is available regarding his background. 3"x2";
An unusual face mask bolo by Frank Patania Sr., ca. 1950's; 2"Lx1"W; on braided leather with sterling tips.
Sterling silver earrings by noted Hopi smithy Kenneth Kuwanvayouma of Shungopavi. Circa 1970s and signed with his corn plant hallmark as well as that of the Hopi Guild, they measure 1 5/8" long including clasp. Please see our other Hopi silver offered now.
This is an used old gold gilt plated belt of Nyonya lady in Straits Settlements, mostly like gilt on bronze, n it is in good condition. It is with the bird n plum blossom design typical of the Chinese Works of art of the era, circa 1950s & can be earlier. Please look at the details before buying....thank you for interest, ship free worldwide
Diminutive Hopi earrings circa 1950s created in the silver overlay style unique to this clan. These measure shy 1/2" diameter and dangle from sterling screwback clasps. Unattributed artist. Free ship in USA
Mystical smiling katsina dance ring by Zuni lapidarist and silversmith Angela Cellecion is a study in channel inlay work. Materials, some of which are carved, include tortoise shell, mother of pearl, spondylus and turquoise, jet and abalone. The artist, who began smithing in 1942, worked with her husband, Oliver. The ring measures about 2" tall and 1 7/8" wide. It is signed AC ZUNI. Size 7, it is in excellent condition. ref: Bell and Barton Wright.
Fine pair of Frank Patania Sr. earrings are hand hewn in sterling silver. The ZIA or sun symbol representing the "fours" of life, ie: 4 directions, 4 stages of life, 4 seasons and the four sacred obligations. These earrings are set with hand selected turquoise stones which are flush set. The stones may remind you of Mother Earth. The ZIA symbol is recessed and is oxidized. The original patina is intact...
Fine early Horace Iule sterling silver cast cross is set with 7 hand-cut and polished turquoise gems. The stones are well matched, sky blue and original to the cross. The 2nd stone down from the top has an interesting silver pyrite matrix which makes the stone appear as a heart. I do not know if this symbolism was intentional but it's hard to imagine otherwise. The cross is offered on it's original, silver chain, each link of which was hand-soldered...
"CA'Win" signed necklace for Jimmy Calabaza, Santo Domingo Pueblo's award winning lapidarist and jeweler. His work can be found in several museums including the Smithsonian. He won 1st place this year at the IACA for his work. This artist who has been producing since the 70's makes his own beads and cuts and polishes his own stones, unlike so many artist's who leave those jobs to others. This is a heavy and substantial necklace weighing 191 grams or over 6.5 oz...
Sterling silver pin designed for Dine' Navajo community college which opened in 1968. The pin bears their logo with a Yei figure and pine tree. It's signed by the Hopi artist Billy Rae Hawee with a star and crescent. The pin measures 1 1/8" across and would make a lovely momento.
Beautiful stamping and a great Blue Gem Mine turquoise stone in this wonderful hand-made Navajo brooch by Edison Ross. Sterling silver pin measures 2" long by 1 5/8" wide. Signed with the artist's hallmark, the butterfly symbolizes renewal and metamorphosis, change, joy and love.
Very early Navajo made ring completely hand-made. The bisbee stone is deep blue with chocolate black matrix; it's paired with a branch coral. The bezels are all hand cut; the face of the setting is hand-filed. The shank is hand-cut. This is done in the style of Hopi silversmiths, with a recessed ground that's oxidized. It's signed with an incised initial "F" by the artist. Size 8 1/2 and face of ring measures 1 1/4" x 1".