Well prayed Tibetan Mala.
This is a very large and fine bracelet by Joe Chee ( hallmarked by the artist )Marc Chee's brother. Probably made during the second world war ( WW II ) since it had a huge piece of petrified wood ( looks like agate or jasper but almost certainly petrified wood ) which was used extensively during that time. The stone is about 2 1/8" by 1 1/8". Bracelet measures 5 3/4" circumference PLUS a 1 1/2" gap so will fit a 7 1/4" to 7 3/4" wrist, could be carefully adjusted...
Southwestern jewelry is outside my specialization and frankly I'm a bit tired of it, after living in New Mexico for so many years. However, I can still be impressed now and then by a piece from the neighborhood (Rio Grande pueblo country).
This necklace is one of those pieces. It dates from the 1970s, when overall quality really was better. Wonderful work continues to be done, of course, but mainly at the upper end of the market...
Most harem rings are decidedly in the "fine jewelry" category -- made of high-carat gold and set with gemstones -- so it's quite unusual to find an affordable version. We got lucky and found two of them lately: a seven-ring stack of textured sterling bands and this beauty!
Here, diamond rhinestones not only ornament each of five bands joined at the back, but also fit together to form a lovely flower. The metal is silver in color, unmarked, and the faceted rhinestones are real dazzlers...
Wide ivory bracelet with thick and heavy sides dating to 1800s, African continent. Best overall patina with bark-like interior aging you will only find on authentic antique ivory. 149gr or 5 1/4 oz! The diameter of one opening is 2 1/4" while the reverse end measures about 2 1/8" diameter...SO CHECK YOUR FIT. Measures about 2" wide. Shape is very well rounded so appears like a pumpkin shape. Interior hairline from end to end however only shows to the exterior as short hairline...
Ca. 1950's heavy gauge, carinated, stamped bracelet.
49 grms. 5" inner dim., plus 1 1/4" gap.
Ca. 1970's Zuni inlay buckle, depicting a cardinal on a branch with multicolored leaves. The inlay is of coral, onyx,
turquoise and mop. Famed by a nicely stamped border;
hallmarked BB. 3"x2 1/4". Excellent condition.
Ca. 1950's Zuni cluster ring set with rich color coral, in serrated bezels, split shank, hallmarked TM; size 8; 1" diam.
Sand-cast soft Sterling silver Navajo cuff bracelet and “Old Kingmen” turquoise stones, circa pre-1980. Southwestern motif and metalwork, the bracelet is about 2 1/2 x 2 1/8in with three slightly different shaped turquoise stones which all measure about 3/4in. In good condition. *Call our store to process order,
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A very impressive Navajo cuff, ca. 1940's, set with a quite
large cabochon turquoise, mounted on a four twisted wire
band. The stone, set in a round-toothed bezel, is also framed by a twisted wire, flanked by stamped fans. The turquoise measures 2 1/4"L x 1 1/4"W. 5" circumference; 1" gap. Excellent condition.
Bracelet for a small wrist, 4 1/2" circumference; 1 1/4"gap. Turquoise measures 1" sq.;
Evidence of early repair (see closeup).
An impressive four strand necklace of silver and blue-green turquoise
heishe beads, adjustable, with a detachable jacla. 11 1/2"L plus 6" chain extender; 4" jacla; signed Thomas Reano, Santo
Old pawn Navajo ring of Petrified wood and sterling silver. It's a big chunky style measuring 1 1/4" x 7/8" wide. Size 9, no damage, has been sized. Free Shipping in USA
This is a rare item, very early work by Allen Pooyama ( also Pooyaouma ) from the late 1940's, before overlay work was done much. Allen Pooyama learned from his father, and worked until recently, he is widely recognized along with Paul Saufkie, Fred Kabotie, Morris Robinson, Homer Vance and others as one of the early great Hopi jewelers. About 7/8" log by 5/8" wide, clip on back, Hallmarked with his corn ear mark, silver and nice turquoise.
Circa 1930's Navajo bracelet, stamped, set with rectangular, drilled
turquoise; for a small wrist: 5 1/2"circumference; 1/2"W, 1 1/4" gap
This is the nicest Dine' butterfly pin I have ever come across, that is why I bought it, I paid a fair amount for it too. It is made from cast sheets of silver ( probably coin, but not tested )and is of significant age, 1940 or earlier, probably about 1930. Large 2 3/4" by 1 3/4", and beautifully made, great stamping, nice patina and just enough wear to show its age. Unmarked. Turquoise is nice too, small crack on the edge of one stone, but solid.
A Lovely Antique - Vintage Angel Coral Pendant with Carved Floral Design. This beautiful estate piece is composed of natural pink angel coral that has been hand carved into a lovely floral design. The back reveals the wonderful natural striations of this natural coral. The coral piece measures about 1 3/8 inches long by about 7/8 inch wide. This piece is from an estate collection and although I do not have specific date information on this piece, it most likely dates circa 1950's...
Mexican hinged Sterling silver and malachite bracelet, circa 1970. Marked 925 and measure about 2 1/2in in diameter, two 1.2cm triangular malachite stones meet at the opening of the cuff bracelet. *Call our store to process order,
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