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Item: Description: Price:

NA216

NAVAJO SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Jewelry Squash Blossom Necklace ): I have been asked for more Vintage Indian jewelry and this Estate Squash Blossom Necklace is exactly that. (c. 1960-75) Ingeniously crafted from Sterling Silver – that shimmering beauty that ancient alchemists called “the metal of the moon” - the “squash blossom” is instantly recognizable. It consists of the distinctive combination: a strand of round, so called, “squash blossom” beads that explode into flaring tails interspersed with hand made round beads that surround the compelling center piece – an eye-catching silver crescent, referred to by it Navajo name, “Naja”. This particular “squash”contains 10 blossoms, a sandcast naja that uses a stylized cross at its center and two hands reaching toward each other at its ends. There is a stamp work design running along the top of the crescent. The necklace has a hook and eye closure at the back. A great look paired with denims and velvet!

Condition: Very good.
Size: 24 1/2” long. Naja 2 1/8” high, 2 1/2” wide.

SOLD!

NA222

FROG FETISH BRINGS RAIN ( Vintage Native American Zuni/Navajo Indian Frog Fetish Bracelet ): I have been in love with this Frog Fetish Bracelet but it no longer fits me so now they (the 3 frogs) are looking for a new home. I am guessing that this sandcast bracelet may have been the result of a Zuni/Navajo collaboration. The 3 row zigzag bracelet appears to be Navajo sandcast work while the 3 frogs may have been made by a Zuni artist famous for their stone fetish carvings. The frogs are bezel set and raised up high. There are 2 black jet froggies with turquoise inlay eyes and at the center a larger turquoise froggy with jet inlay eyes. Aren't they special? Frogs are one of the oldest and most commonly carved Zuni fetishes. Frogs are considered a major rain bringing fetish so very important to those living in the arid portion of the Southwest. Frogs also represent abundance and fertility. A distinctive bracelet complemented by these “little charmers”. Simply irresistible! What do you think??

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 1/2” wide. Jet frogs are 1” long, 1/2” wide. Turquoise frog is 1 1/2” long, 3/4” wide. 6 1/8” inner circumference, 1 3/8” opening. Medium to small wrist.

SOLD!

NA215

ELABORATE STAMPWORK CROSS ( Native American Navajo Indian Jewelry Cross Pendant ): Since we make yearly trips to Sedona and Santa Fe, I make it a point to look for the latest trends in Native American jewelry. I notice that the current “hot” pieces involve stampwork – an old tradition that is made new again. This large Statement Jewelry Cross is a newer example of exemplary stampwork design. Many Native Americans added the cross to their traditional iconic symbols – after all, many had been converted by the early Spanish friars and thought that there was no harm in appeasing the white man's god in addition to their own sacred symbols. The photo pretty much speaks for itself – elaborate stampwork frames the entire surface of the piece with a raised central motif to add dimension. Small stamped rounds add additional interest to this very large cross. There is a bale big enough to slide this over a silver beads or a multi-strands of coral, turquoise or even pearls. The back is stamped “ROCKI” (Gorman), “Sterling” and hallmarked “VJP”. (Back is coated so that oxidized silver does not rub off on your clothes.) Fashion favors statement pieces like this and frequently mixes them with other pieces to create the total “Santa Fe” look. Tomorrow's treasure as well as today's delight!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Cross with bale 6” long, 3 1/2” wide.

$100.00

NA218

SECRETS FROM THE SEA ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Mother-of-Pearl Pendant ): This very feminine Vintage Navajo Inlay Pendant is an Estate piece that caught my eye. (c. 1960-70) I was attracted to the silver inlay work that used pieces of very light pink mother-of-pearl in a marked “Sterling” setting. Basically a large triangular shape with inlay so smooth that it feels like one piece when you run your finger across it. A lovely long articulated Sterling Silver Feather is suspended below the top portion and it too has a spike of mother-of-pearl running down the center. There is a good sized pendant hook on the back. Regal and elegant, this is a superbly crafted piece of jewelry that should bring you many compliments.

Condition: Excellent. Neck wire is not included.
Size: Total 5” long, 1 1/4” wide, 1/4” deep. Feather is 2 1/2” long.

$90.00

NA219

SEA MEETS SKY ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Turquoise and Mother-of-Pearl Clip Earrings ): Both Sea and Sky are deftly combined in this pair of elongated triangular clip earrings. Pale pink Mother-of-Pearl (sea) has been inlaid into the blue turquoise (sky) background. Notice that the inlay is edged with silver wire accents. At the top the artist has added a silver wire twist. These clip earrings are nicely balanced to please the eye. (Also an estate buy, I wore these combined with NA218, the Mother-of-Pearl Pendant – “Secrets of the Sea”.) The back is marked “Sterling”. Regal and elegant, these lovely earrings are simply irresistible!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 5/8” long, 1” wide.

$40.00

NA221

POWER OF THE EAGLE FEATHER ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Sterling Inlay Feather Pendant ):Feathers were very important to the Native Americans and they served as a symbol of the Indian way of life. A feather could be a symbol of trust, honor, strength, wisdom, power, freedom and more. The Indians believed that eagles have a special connection with the heavens since they fly so close to it. This large striking Navajo Feather came to me through an estate sale. (c. 1980's) The feather is slightly curved and features a bezel set oval inly of turquoise, malachite and the more rare sugilite. The Sterling Silver Feather has a shiny surface at the top but the lower portion is textured through reticulation – a method of texturing silver by sprinkling minute particles of silver dust on the surface and than heating it until the granules become part of the surface. There is a very large bale and the back is hallmarked “J. Howe” and stamped “Sterling”. A bold and distinctive pendant – a marvel of skill and artistry. It makes a brilliant design statement that conveys the essence of chic!

Condition: Excellent. Chain is not included.
Size: From bale to feather tip 3 3/4” long, 1” wide. Inlay oval is 1 1/4” long, 1/2” wide.

$125.00

NA214

NAVAJO BLUE SKIES ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Jewelry Ring ): This Sterling Silver Navajo ring is from an estate collection. I would guess that it is from the 1960's to 70's. Turquoise was revered by the Navajo because it represented the sky. Eight blue bezel set turquoise stones surround a nice red-orange oval of coral. Tiny orbs of silver accent the outer portion of the ring and a silver wire twist adds a nice embellishment to the coral. The silver split shank ring band is asize 7. Decorate your hand with this beauty!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Ring band size 7. Ring face 1 1/4” high, 7/8” wide.

$65.00

NA217

BEAUTIFUL BEADS ( Vintage Native American Santa Domingo Indian Jewelry Bead Necklace ): The Santa Domingo Tribe is well known for its beautiful hand made beads. Labor intensive, their beads are cut, rounded, sanded, drilled and polished – all by hand. This sleek necklace is made of serpentine and turquoise beads. The center front is strung so that the serpentine beads alternate with tiny olive shell heishi beads that guarantee that they gracefully curve in an attractive manner. The polished beads are graduated in size, becoming narrower at the back so that your neck is always comfortable. Sterling Silver beads end with a hook and eye closure. You cannot go wrong with this look of bead-work that would be at home anywhere in the world.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 25 1/2” long. Largest beads 3/8” in diameter.

$50.00

NA220

THE PAST IN THE PRESENT ( Vintage Native American Indian Mastodon Ivory Bolo Tie ): Nowadays bolos are as varied as the men and women who wear them. Bolos can be urbane and sophisticated – or just plain fun! “Cowboys and Indians” Magazine has made quite a point of how much of a fashion statement a women can make by adding a bolo to her Native American collection. I think that this Vintage Bolo suits a feminine look to a “T”. (c. 1990) Designed in a Triangular shape the slide is a mosaic inlay of several shades of Mastodon Ivory – creamy white to deep brown with touches of turquoise to add some color. Perfectly smooth to the touch, it is delicate enough to suit a woman's taste. The braided cord is black with golden tips. Santa Fe style adds two or more necklaces together and this piece will always be an attention getter: Spring, Summer, Fall or Winter – this is a bolo for all seasons and all occasions.

Condition: Excellent
Size: Slide is 2” long, 1 5/8” wide, 1/8” deep. Leather braid with tips 35” long.

$40.00

NA213

BEAR SPIRITUAL GUIDE ( Native American Navajo Indian Sterling Bear Pendant ): Bears, the symbol of supreme power, have always been a popular subject with Southwest jewelers. In the Navajo creation story the bear is a guardian of the Sun and a symbol of power, strength and protection by almost all native tribes. This sleek, shiny Sterling Silver Navajo Bear Pendant (c. 1999) is the result of the overlay technique decorated with a heartline that ends in a lightning bolt. A crescent shaped inlay mirrors his legs decorated with delicate stampwork motifs. There is a very nice sized bale marked on the back “Sterling” and a lizard hallmark. I do not know who the artist is. A sizable piece that could be worn on a chain or neckwire. You can be sure that all eyes will be on you when wearing this dynamic and powerful Bear Pendant!

Condition: Excellent. (The chain is not included.)
Size: Bear hangs 2 5/8” from the top of the bale. The bear itself is 1 5/8” high, 2 1/2” wide, 1/4” deep – a lot of silver!

$75.00

NA199

BEJEWEL BEADS ( Carroll Dorsey Walker “Bejewel” Turquoise Beaded Necklace ): They don't come untied, won't blow away in the wind, don't need ironing and attract lots of attention – necklaces are a prime wardrobe enhancer. Although this 4-Strand Turquoise Bead Necklace is not made by Native Americans, you will find that it harmonizes with your other pieces so beautifully. It is made by San Antonio jewelry designer, Carroll C. Walker who knows that every woman needs a touch of glamour. Her brand “Bejewel” is stylish enough to have made appearances on the red carpet at both the Oscars and the Emmys. We have photo graphed three different ways that you can wear this necklace – as a choker, at the base of your neck or a little lower using an extender. Made of four strands of true turquoise beads (with matrix), the clasp closure is a Sterling Silver adjustable hook and eye. There is a silver tag that reads “Bejewel, Carroll Dorsey Walker”. This is a necklace for all seasons and the turquoise is natural. You cannot go wrong with this look of bead-work that would be at home anywhere in the world.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: The 4 strand lengths are graduated between 11 1/2” to 13 1/2”. The beads are 3/8” in diameter. The chain is 2 1/2” long.

$100.00

NA203

CORAL A BLOOM ( Native American Navajo Indian Clip Earrings ): These Navajo clip earrings (c. 1990) remind me of a flower blossom with a bezel set oval of scarce red coral at the center. Most coral used in the Southwest comes from the Mediterranean Sea, the red coral being the favorite among Native American artists. (The harvesting of red coral has been banned so there will be no more available.) Appealing to the eye, the Sterling Silver blossom “petals” provide a slightly curved base with scalloped edges all around. The clips are also Sterling and the backs are hallmarked “M. Jackson” Striking eye dazzlers that you will find yourself reaching for often. A price guaranteed to lift your spirits.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: 1 3/8” high, 1” wide, coral is 5/8” high, 1/2” wide, 1/4” deep.

$125.00

NA202

RING ON YOUR FINGER ( Vintage Native American Navajo Style Indian Ring ): Rings have been symbols of power and majesty, of eternal devotion and friendship. “Rings on her fingers and bells on her toes” - since the dawn of time we've enjoyed adorning our fingers. They add drama to gestures, ensuring that others will take notice as well. Wearing this large, lovely turquoise ring (c. 1998) will make you feel right at home in Santa Fe's finest restaurants. The large, bezel set stone of turquoise has fine veins and golden areas scattered across its surface. It is set in a fancy decorated Sterling Silver mount featuring wire twists and a rim of silver with five silver orbs along one side. The adjustable ring band is decorated with stampwork designs. On the back the ring is marked “Sterling” with the artist's hallmark “DV” - Apache artist Darrell Victor. Decorate your hand with this beauty!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Ring face is 1 3/4” high, 1 5/8” wide, 1/4” deep. Ring band tapers from 1/2” to 1/4” and is adjustable.

$75.00

NA181

TREASURES OF THE WORLD ( Native American Indian Jewelry Treasure Necklace ): This Treasure Necklace is a real beauty to behold! All of the elements have been gathered from cultures throughout the world. Each necklace is one of a kind and incorporates the labor and expertise of a wide variety of artists. This three-strand “Treasure Necklace” consists of a mixture of various stones, Venetian glass beads, ancient pottery shards and hand carved fetishes. Coral, lapis, opal, aquamarine and tourmaline form the background of this treasure necklace. Other natural materials include travertine, turquoise, opal, carnelian, green onyx, rose quartz, hematite, sodalite, pipe stone, jasper and amber. The silver beads are Navajo and the fetish carvings are Zuni in origin. I particularly like the chunks of clear rock crystal and the fetish animals – the foxes, birds, bears, owls, fish, turtles and the most charming – coral and spiny oyster shell frogs. You can spend hours looking at each element. The artistry is apparent in the choice and placement of the “treasures”. All three strands are encased in silver cones at the ends and the hook fits into the extender chain, giving you the choice of how long you want the beads to hang. You can easily slip it over your head. A lavish and show-stopping necklace for you ladies who favor the bold and dramatic look. Wear it on denim or velvet – this is a look you will treasure!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: From cone to cone 33” long, extender chain 4 1/2” long, hangs about 1 1/4" wide.
$80.00

NA198

RAY TRACEY EAGLE FEATHERS ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Clip Earrings ): Through time, one of the most frequent forms of personal adornment has been hung from the ears. Earrings complete our ensembles and attract attention to our best features while expressing our moods and personality. These curled Sterling Silver Eagle Feathers with coral beads at the top, made by award winning Navajo jeweler, Ray Tracey, hang from domed silver discs decorated with stampwork and matching coral beads and express lighthearted sophistication. They are clip earring and I have placed new pads on the clips for comfort's sake. You can see Tracey's name and feather logo on the back of the feather and “925”, meaning Sterling Silver, on the back of the disc.

I must tell you the story behind these Ray Tracey earrings. I took my mother with me to the Santa Fe Indian Market back in the 1980's. Mother, a child of the depression, almost never made a purchase for herself. She just plain fell in love with a large feather inlay pendant made by Tracey. With my encouragement she purchased it but could not afford the matching earrings and wouldn't let me buy them for her. Tracey, who is the most handsome Indian you will ever see, noticed that she came back several times to look at the earrings. At the end of the day he pulled her aside, gave her the earrings for free along with a kiss. She was the envy of every woman in sight! She was in tears, as am I when I tell this story. I inherited them from her but they now belong on a younger woman – someone who will love them as much as I have.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Total length 2 3/4”. Feather 1 1/4”. Domed disc 1” in diameter, 3/8” deep.

$100.00

NA173

TURQUOISE TRANQUILITY ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Pendant ): Though fairly large in size, this Sterling Silver Navajo Pendant with two nice sized turquoise stones is very delicate in appearance and light in weight. That is because the tear drop shaped silver surround is not filled in with solid silver, but an intricate pattern of silver loops, leaves, shells and orbs. The turquoise stones lean toward the deep blue side with delicate gold-brown veins. They are bezel set and surrounded by silver roping. The bale is large enough for either a silver chain or a neck wire. I generally wore it with a neck wire as pictured. (No, that is not my neck in the photo – don't I wish!) This beauty will turn heads at any party. Don't pass it up!

Condition: Excellent
.Size: 3 1/4” long, 1 1/2” wide, 1/4” deep.

$75.00
 

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