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Navajo silver necklace with green turquoise, signed

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Contemporary   item# 1086910 (stock# 1129)

Navajo silver necklace with green turquoise, signed
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$325 

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).


Large silver “storyteller” Navajo weaver pin

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Contemporary   item# 1086908 (stock# 1128)

Large silver “storyteller” Navajo weaver pin
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$55 

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.


Vintage Navajo “tourist” bracelet with banded agate

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Pre 1950   item# 1086907 (stock# 1126)

Vintage Navajo “tourist” bracelet with banded agate
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$250 

Here is a classic cuff with scalloped edges, file-stamped designs, and neat little birds applied on either side of the stone. The large agate cabochon has a plain bezel and is mounted on a flattened-rope border. Stamped “sterling” but unsigned. Interior circumference is 5-1/2 inches, with a 1-1/2 inch gap.


Old Taxco Hopi-style silver overlay pin/pendant

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Pre 1980   item# 1086905 (stock# 1127)

Old Taxco Hopi-style silver overlay pin/pendant
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$40 

This is a lightweight piece, which can be worn either as a pin or as a pendant. It has an abstract design, and its classic overlay technique resembles Hopi pieces but is clearly stamped “Sterling 925 Taxco” with the letters AH in the center. The pin has a nice patina and the buyer can choose how shiny to make the silver.


Very large (!) Navajo silver collar tips, 1970s

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Native American: Pre 1980   item# 1086903 (stock# 1125)

Very large (!) Navajo silver collar tips, 1970s
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$125 

Remember how big shirt collars were in the 1970s? Well these silver tips were right in style at the time. Each one measures 3-1/2 inches by 2-1/2 inches. Notched edges with hand-stamped borders, plus applied stamped rounds and small drops. Large loops on the backs let you sew or pin these tips to a shirt. Unmarked, probably coin silver.


Vintage 1940s Navajo Silver Cuff with Petrified Wood

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Pre 1950   item# 1086901 (stock# 1123)

Vintage 1940s Navajo Silver Cuff with Petrified Wood
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$250 

This dramatic silver bracelet features a heavy split shank decorated with traditional thunderbird, arrow, and lozenge stamps, and onlays of repousse “wings” and drops. The glowing reddish petrified wood stone is surrounded by a fine twisted-wire bezel and cast details. Interior circumference is 5-1/4 inches, with a gap of 1-1/4 inch. Unmarked. In perfect condition with a beautiful patina.


Very old Navajo ring with red jasper stone

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Pre 1950   item# 1080968 (stock# 1130)

Very old Navajo ring with red jasper stone
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$95 

Sterling silver with three "raindrops" on each side of a hand-polished and bevelled stone in deep red, with dark matrix. This old ring is about a size 9, and is in very good condition with a nice patina. It is not marked or signed. The kind of ring that someone would make for personal every-day wear.


Delicate Mexican silver and shell inlay pin/pendant

Catalogue: Estate Jewelry: Ethnic: Pre 1970   item# 1080964 (stock# 1119)

Delicate Mexican silver and shell inlay pin/pendant
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$35 

A lovely round pin/pendant combination with floral inlay design in mother of pearl, abalone, and silver. About 1-1/2 inches across. Lightweight and delicate, it is something different from the usual vintage look in Mexican jewelry. Stamped on the back Sterling and Alpaca; we are not sure if that is an artist's name or a manufacturer. Please see the photos!


Vintage Zuni inlay cufflinks

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Pre 1970   item# 1080622 (stock# 1115)

Vintage Zuni inlay cufflinks
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$85 

These little birds make a big impression. Featuring deep red pipestone, mother of pearl, and turquoise, they have a sterling silver backing and toggles. Unmarked, they date from the 1960s or earlier.


Elegant Navajo silver pin with green turquoise

Catalogue: Popular Collectibles: Cultural: American Indian: Jewelry: Contemporary   item# 1080621 (stock# 1114)

Elegant Navajo silver pin with green turquoise
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Kachina Motel
510-206-2706


$70 

A traditional style sandcast silver pin with a nice blue-green turquoise stone. The pin has file-stamped decoration and a fine twisted wire bezel surrounding the stone. Strongly stamped with 'sterling' and the maker's mark.

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