Mr. Komayousie began working about 1950 and these ear rings appear to date from the 1950's as there is no texturing to the overlay background. Clip on, about 3/4" diameter, excellent condition, hallmarked with his sign and the Hopi Guild hallmark. A very nice and rare collector's item.
Aqua trade beads circa 1800s, they are foamy blue in color and are hand wound on a mandrel, therefore, each one is a unique doughnut shape. The strand measures about 51" end to end and there are approximately 92 beads as shown. They are in very good condition.
Strand of Czech or Bohemian hand wound glass trade beads collected in Pacific Northwest in the 50's. These are opaque orange color with one blue tossed in. The beads were hand wound on a mandrel and they are therefore all unique. The bead diameter is about 1/2" and they are about 1/4" wide. This strand measures 52" end to end. About 197 beads all different size and shape and color variations as shown.
Navette shaped Zuni inlay ring with turquoise inlay circa 1950s. This ring measures over 1 1/2" long at the face. It's currently size 7 and in excellent condition.
Ramone Platero is one of the most underrated Navajo smiths he is becoming recognized though and prices for his work are increasing. This beautiful and heavy watch cuff is cast from silver and has what look to be nice Bisbee turquoise stones mounted. Inside measures 5 3/4" PLUS a 1 1/4" gap and looks like it could be adjusted. Excellent condition. Hallmarked by the artist. This would really make a statement with a nice watch mounted in it.
Early Navajo cuff bracelet with finest quality spiderweb turquoise stones with jet black matrix. It measures 6" end to end interior, plus a non-adjustable opening of 1 1/4". It's 5/8" wide. The cuff is formed in an oval shape, not round. The stones are excellent with no chips or cracks.
Fabulous heishi necklace constructed of hand-carved and hand-strung melon shell, olive shell, accented with turquoise, onyx, azure malachite and gaspeite hand-cut beads. The necklace measures 27" end to end and is finished with hand stamped sterling silver cones and hook and eye clasp. It is unsigned. Looks incredible against a black or white ground or on bare naked skin! This is the perfect length for this type of necklace.
Antique African ivory bangle bracelet both wide and large. Fine patina, overall crosshatching and great oval shape. This one was made to fit over the elbow to the upper arm or what is known as a bicep bracelet or armlet. It measures 3 7/8" across the interior at widest by 3" opposite interior measure. The bracelet measures up to 1 3/8" wide. The interior measures approximately 10.5" around. Typical wear consistent with normal use and no cracks or chips.
Richard Chavez is one of the best contemporary jewelers worldwide. His blend of modern and iconic styles is unique, and his technique is flawless. He takes what Charles Loloma did nad moves it forward without being derivative. He has won many awards and his work is in museums worldwide.
This stunning bracelet dates from 2005. it is made from a heavy double band of cast silver with black jade, coral, and turquoise in an 18k gold setting that floats above the surface...
Manuel Hoyungowa learned from his famous uncle Preston Monongye and has become a very well known jeweler who has won many awards. He is a member of the Greasewood clan and has been working since the 1970's. This silver pendant necklace shows Kokopelli, and is about 1 7/8" long and 3/4" wide, excellent worn condition, cloud hallmark.
Hallmarked with an "F" and an arrowhead, this large, heavyweight silver buckle is inlaid with turquoise and spiny coral in stylized geometric patterns. Made for a belt up to 1-1/2 inches in width, it was never worn and is in mint condition. Approximately two by three inches.
Great stone with smokey swirl matrix and classic old style stamp and rope work. Hairline across center of stone barely visible and solid in the setting. Handmade shank the ring measures 1 1/2 long and is a size 8 1/2.
Understated silver squash blossom necklace with cast ingot Fleur de Lis type naja drop in a size that's practical to wear. Handmade "bench beads" strung on foxtail (sterling cable). Old style clasp is handmade. Best condition and measures 22 1/5" end to end. Naja drop measures 2 7/8" long. The necklace is unsigned.
Wallie Sekayumptewa started working in 1948 and stopped in 1967. He also worked a little in the 1990's. He was a member of the Reed Clan. His work is hard to find now and is very collectible. These earrings date from the 1950's and are about 13/16" tall by 9/16" wide. Excellent worn condition. Hallmarked with crossed arrows.
Navajo cluster ring with mother of pearl and turquoise inlay by Marie Kee. Marie smithied for Atkinson beginning in the 70's and is a well respected artist. This showy ring measures shy 2" at the face with obscured hallmark.
Zuni cross pendant created in the chip-inlay technique. The turquoise and coral are richly colored and the silver well patinated, just has a great feel and measures 2 7/8" x 2 1/8".
Unusual and colorful Sunface ring is inlaid with turquoise and shell, jet and measures 2" tall. Has a handmade wire shank and good quality raised inlay. Unsigned size 6 1/2.
Nice quality earrings in classic old style of the 50's, these Navajo clip-backs measure 1".