This is a marvelous Zuni made turquoise cluster brooch.
No hallmark or artist's signature, as is typical for items of this age. One row of 23 natural round turquoise stones and 50 petit point natural turquoise stones. Hand made silver drops applied on each turquoise stone on the outside circle row. Hand twisted silver wires added to separate the rows. Enjoy the image.
Brooch is 2 1/4 inches in diameter.
Here is a fantastic Navajo made sterling silver letter opener with the ancient whirling log symbol. This symbol is also known as the swastika, a meaning that came from World War 2. In 1940, the Navajo, the Papago, the Apache, and the Hopi drafted a document banning the use of the swastika symbol on their artworks, personal clothing, and sand paintings. No hallmark of the maker.
Letter opener is 4 ¾ inches long and 13/16 inches wide. Weight is 0.30 oz. or 9 grams.
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
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