This necklace makes a statement! 32 inches in length with a 16 inch drop, this heavy Pueblo necklace is loaded with nuggety goodness. Big flat pieces of turquoise are spaced with white shell heishe beads and accented with hefty pieces of spiny oyster shell. A great color combination.
We are not sure of the age but guess this is from the 1960s to 1970s. The necklace is strung on strong linen or cotton cord and has a 4-inch wrapped section...
This contemporary necklace is made from hand-stamped fluted silver beads and comes with a pair of matching earrings with loops for pierced ears. An ideal 18-inch length gives the necklace a drop of about 8 inches when worn—much more comfortable than a traditional choker. We are guessing that this may originally have been a longer necklace that was shortened to make the earrings...
This tiny bracelet offers all the details of the adult-size “tourist” jewelry of the Fred Harvey era, with chevrons, arrowheads, arrows, and other stamped accents. It also has three perfect turquoise stones of a beautiful blue-green with brown matrix.
Inside dimension of the bracelet is only 3-1/2 inches. It is clearly stamped “Sterling” and “Maisels Albuquerque.” Heavily tarnished, so a little cleaning would bring out the patina nicely, but we will leave that up to you...
A beautifully executed pin/pendant combination with hand-etched traditional designs. Sterling silver, signed JP on the back (see photos). The pin is 1-1/2 inches wide and about one inch high, with a slight “wave” shape that really catches the light and adds interest.
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This is a beautiful, handcrafted turquoise and silver bracelet by famed Navajo silversmith Daniel "Sunshine" Reeves. Born in Twin Lakes, New Mexico in 1966, Daniel “Sunshine” Reeves is an award-winning Navajo artist of many talents...
Carl & Irene Clark are the Navajo artists who have created this seemingly impossible,intricate, beautiful 14Kt gold bracelet with Yei Design. The Yei symbolizes the Navajo God figure...
With a hefty weight of silver and a beautiful rectangular blue-green turquoise stone, this pin was made by a Navajo artist to be worn on a fancy velvet shirt. At some point it went to the trading post to be pawned, and it still bears an old pawn ticket from the Russell Foutz Indian Room in Farmington, New Mexico. The pin is 2-3/4 inches wide and about 1-1/2 inches high. The original pin has been replaced by a sturdy silver wire, and the clasp still works...
Measuring 7-3/4” long and about ¾” wide, this lightweight stamped bracelet offers traditional Navajo stampwork in a 7-panel link style. Hook-style closure, unmarked.
This fine old pin is 3-5/8” wide, set with beautiful hand-shaped natural stones and hand-cut bezels, with silver drops, on a silver base. This was someone’s “favorite” as you can see in the patina of the silver and the greening of the stones. The pin has been replaced with a hand-made and functional wire. The back is inscribed with the initials “BLJ” but we are not sure if this is the maker or the owner’s mark.
Measuring 1 inch across the front and tapering to 3/8-inch terminals, this lightweight bracelet has plenty of vintage charm. The stone is ¾-inch high by 7/8-inch wide, with a desirable “landscape” in grey, red, and black. The stone is bordered by a plain bezel, twisted wire, and scalloped flat wire decoration. Two repousse silver lozenges are on each side, all mounted on three beveled silver bands. The bracelet has an internal measurement of 5-3/8 inches, with a 1-3/8-inch gap. Unmarked.
Hand-wrought silver wire with a graceful twist at one end and a curling loop at the top, highlighted by a bright blue turquoise stone with pale matrix. This very old pin would have been used to secure a manta, or old-style dress, at the shoulder. Measures about 6-1/4 inch long, and is in perfect condition with a beautiful patina.
From the 1970s when collars and cuffs were large--these cufflinks certainly make a statement. Each is 1-3/4" wide and 1-1/4" high, and each is signed "R. A. Wallace" in script on the back. Sterling silver with multi-stone inlay. This design also appears on squash-blossom style necklaces, as single pendants, and as earrings. In excellent condition; please see all photos.
Beautiful bench-made silver beads with deep stamping and great patina in this vintage necklace set. Restrung on modern foxtail chain with new hooks and closures, we believe the earrings were originally part of the necklace. As is, the necklace is slightly over 18" in total length, and each earring about 1 inch.
A modern necklace with a lot of personality--this six-strand piece has a good weight and hangs a full 13-1/2 inches when worn. Beads may be coral but are more likely glass; nonetheless the contrast with the turquoise nuggets is lovely. Includes a section wrapped in white cotton string with a single nugget--a nice detail. From a pawn collection, maker unknown.
This is not your usual squash blossom necklace! A beautifully proportioned smaller form, featuring 18 stamped box-bows, each set with a bright blue turquoise stone and ending with a four-petal squash blossom. The naja is hammered silver with applied raindrops at the terminals and a rectangular turquoise stone. This piece dates at least to the 1950s and possibly earlier.
A cluster bracelet of a slightly different shape, with beautifully matched blue turquoise stones. Interior dimension is 5-3/4" with a 1" opening. Probably from the 1970s; in fine condition.
Here is a beautifully executed necklace of silver beads and three square conchos with nicely matched blue-green turquoise stones. The stones are set in high hand-cut serrated bezels, on nicely detailed repousse squares; edges are scalloped and stamped. 16 inches from end to end. Each of the conchos is about 1-3/8 inches square, and the beads are 1/4 inch. Stamped ‘sterling’ and HJY—or HYJ (see photos).
A Navajo woman in traditional dress kneels at her rug loom, holding a weaving comb and smiling as the design takes form. The designs are all hand-stamped or incised. The weaver is a separate piece that has been added as an overlay, giving a nice sense of dimension. The pin measures 1-7/8 inches across at the widest point, and 2-3/4 inches long. Unmarked sterling silver.