This is a very unusual (Squash Blossom type) Navajo made pin with a magnificent hand cut blue Cerrillos turquoise stone. Maybe this great pin once was part of a squash blossom necklace and later converted to a pin, or it was part of a set that included a squash blossom necklace, bracelet and earrings. No hallmark of the maker, but not unusual for the age.
Stamp work indicates the use of early hand made dies. A treasure for any collection of Native American pins.
Turquoise stone is set into a ...click for details
What a dramatic, wonderful choice of colors in the design layout on this unusual Zuni pin. The sharp angles and the flattened bits of wire used to outline the piece are a nice touch, too. Note the sharp inlay cuts at the knee, and the way the black and white inlay is used for the skirt as well as the band of black for a sash. It's a very artistic composition.Made ca. 1950s.
The bright white shell used overall makes the one section of pink shell, or possibly mother of pearl, above the hea ...click for details
While white and black pottery first comes to mind for most people when thinking of Acoma pots, this delicate piece was purchased directly from the artist high atop New Mexico's breathtaking "Sky City" pueblo in the year it is dated, 1992. A member of the large Ortiz family, one of the original descendants still residing atop the mesa at that time, created this lovely, hand formed and hand painted Acoma pot. She told me she was a member of the "turkey clan" hence the incor ...click for details
Here is a gorgeous large Zuni made sterling silver turquoise cluster brooch. No hallmark, likely 40s.
Beautiful turquoise in blue and greenish color. Two half moon appliqué and lots of silver drops with hand twisted silver wire in the décor. Stones are set into saw tooth silver bezels.
Let the images make up your mind. Enjoy them.
Brooch is 3 ¾ inches long and 1 ½ inches wide. The round stones are around 1/8 inches in diameter. The turquoise drops are around 5/16 inches long and 3/16 inch ...click for details
Folks look at this marvelous older Pueblo all hand cut natural turquoise tab necklace.Likely 1930s. Turquoise is from different mines and gem quality. Beautiful colors from dark green to light blue. Lots of beautiful matrix, also known as mother stone, in the turquoise pieces. The necklace had to be restrung; the old string was just too far gone. You have two red trade beads on the ends, very common for the age. The turquoise stones are separated by shell roundels.
If you would stretch out ...click for details