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Item: Description: Price:

NA233

ROSIE RING ( Navajo Jewelry Spiny Oyster Ring ): The shell of the Spiny Oyster comes in many colors – red, pink, brown, yellow, orange, purple and white. All of these colors – along with the interesting patterns of the striations – make Spiny Oyster Shells especially treasured by Native American jewelry artists. The Navajo artist, LaRose Ganadonegro, favors this floral design with the large central tear drop shaped shell surrounded by a ring of small shell petals. It is set in Sterling Silver with a silver band. On the back you can see the artist's hallmark, “L Ganado”, and “STERLING”. Notice how she has used the striations to add interest and beauty to the central shell. And this glorious ring will add interest and beauty to your hand as well.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Face 2” high, 1 1/4” wide, 1/4” deep. Band tapers from 1/2” wide to 1/4” in the back. Ring size 8.

SALE!
$200.00

SOLD!

NA230

FOSSILIZED BONE SCULPTURE ( Vintage Yakama Jewelry Bone Pendant ): Though we don't go to the Northwest on shopping trips I have come to admire the NW Native American Jewelry – particularly that made from fossilized ivory and bone. I actually purchased this pendant, with its sculpted Native American Woman's Face, from a gallery in Santa Fe. It was created by Jim Tomeo who is a direct descendant of the first head chief of the Yakama Nation in what is now the state of Washington. Most of the face is carved from the hard outer bone and the surrounding hair from the inner spongy bone. I love the honeycombed appearance of the spongy bone and we have tried to show it more clearly in the two darker photos. The dark line down the center surrounding a fine crack is obviously original and used on purpose to decorate or accentuate the face. The carving is masterful. The face is set in Sterling Silver with a bone frame and a decorated bale. The hallmark “J Tomeo” is engraved on the back. I preferred to wear it on a neck wire but it also looks great on a chain.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Pendant 2 3/4” high not including the bale (3 3/4” with the bale), 2” wide, 1” deep.

SALE!

$400.00

SOLD!

NA225

NATIVE EARTH BOLO ( Navajo Jewelry Mosaic Inlay Bolo Tie ): This gorgeous Bolo Tie, called the Native Earth Shield, was designed by David Rosales, the Navajo founder, co-owner and designer of the Gallup, NM, company SuperSmith. This set was worn by my husband for many years. The beautiful Navajo Mosaic Inlay Bolo is made from Tiger's Eye, Black Jade and Picture Jasper and set in Sterling Silver. The Tiger's Eye gold to brown looking stones actually gleam in the light and the bands of colors change from different angles. Very striking! The silver tips, or aglets, end in dangling small versions of the shield. The leather tie is black and is flat around the back of the neck so it will fit comfortably under a collar. The Sterling Silver settings are marked “Barney” on the back of the bolo and “HS” on the tips. I imagine these artists work for SuperSmith. This is part of a set with matching Belt Buckle (NA226) and Ring (NA227). They may be purchased separately or as a set.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Shield 2 3/8” high, 1 5/8” wide. Shields at tips 1” high, 7/8” wide. Tie from tip to tip is 44” long. The tips hang down 16” from my neck.

SALE!

SOLD!

NA226

NATIVE EARTH BELT BUCKLE ( Navajo Jewelry Mosaic Inlay Belt Buckle ): This gorgeous Belt Buckle, called the Native Earth Ranger Buckle, was designed by David Rosales, the Navajo founder, co-owner and designer of the Gallup, NM, company SuperSmith. This set was worn by my husband for many years. The beautiful Navajo Mosaic Inlay of the buckle is made from Tiger's Eye, Black Jade and Picture Jasper and set in Sterling Silver. The Tiger's Eye gold to brown looking stones actually gleam in the light and the bands of colors change from different angles. Very striking! The back of the buckle bears the shield shaped SuperSmith hallmark with Super down one side and Smith down the other – also marked “STERLING”. This is part of a set with matching Bolo Tie (NA225) and Ring (NA227). They may be purchased separately or as a set.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Width 3 3/8”, height 2 1/2”, depth 1/8”. It is slightly bowed to fit the body. It will take a belt up to 1 1/4” wide.

SALE!

SOLD!

NA228

GORGEOUS GREEN TURQUOISE ( Vintage Navajo Jewelry Turquoise and Sterling Silver Cuff ): There was a time when all turquoise was blue to blue-green. Now it can be any color from black to white. This Sterling Silver Cuff, created by Navajo artist Aaron Toadlena, contains five sizable gorgeous green Royston Turquoise stones with a beautiful gold and brown matrix. The Royston Turquoise mines are in Nevada and the turquoise is colored by the deposits of iron in the area. The silver portion of the cuff is decorated by Navajo Stampwork along the edges and silver orbs around the stones. The artist's name “Aaron Toadlena” and “.925” (Sterling Silver) are impressed inside the cuff. I know you will appreciate and enjoy “nature's work of art”.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Height 1 1/2”, depth 1/4”. Stones vary from 7/8” high to 1/2” high. Inner circumference 6 3/4”, gap 1 1/4”. Medium wrist size.

SALE!

$300.00

SOLD!

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!

SALE!

$75.00

SOLD!

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.

SALE!

SOLD!

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.

SALE!

SOLD!

NA236

VINTAGE NAVAJO TURQUOISE SQUASH-BLOSSOM NECKLACE: This is an amazingly crafted Navajo Squash-blossom Necklace with its large Lime Green Turquoise decorated Naja. The Turquoise stones, most likely from Nevada mines, have a matrix varying from gold to brown. The Sterling Silver used to make the beads and blossoms is much more substantial than that used in more modern Squashes. You literally can't squeeze the blossoms out of shape. There is a double strand of alternating large and small beads holding the 10 blossoms. The double row turns into a single row of very subtly tapered small beads. Every bead, even the smallest, is stampwork decorated, as is the Naja. On the back of the Naja is “R BRD” and “Sterling”. This is the hallmark of the prominent Navajo artist, Robert Bird. It has a hook and eye closure.

Condition: Excellent. Moderately heavy in weight.
Size: Length 24”, blossoms including 2 beads 1 5/8” long. Naja 3 1/8” high, 3” wide, 1/4” deep. Beads vary from 1/2” in diameter to 1/4”.

SOLD!

NA237

SANTA DOMINGO 10 STRAND TURQUOISE NECKLACE: The jewelers of the Santa Domingo tribe are the masters of bead making and bead jewelry. Each of these 10 strands is made up of green and brown Cripple Creek Turquoise with larger beads centrally gradually tapering to smaller ones at both ends. There is a tiny Olivella Shell bead between each of the Turquoise beads as well as a short string of them at the ends of the 10 strands. What craftsmanship! The 10 strands lead to a wrapped band containing a flexible wire that fits comfortably around your neck. The very talented Lester Obeyta fashioned this masterpiece. I know that because I have the descriptive form that Garland's Indian Jewelry gives you with each purchase. I will include that form which tells me I purchased it in 2008 and what I paid for it – substantially more than my price. Enjoy!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Total length 30”, length of beads 22”. Beads diameter varies from 3/8” centrally to 1/8” at each end.

SOLD!

NA239

NAVAJO 12 STRAND CORAL NECKLACE: What a beauty! Made of Tree Branch Red Coral the 12 strands are grouped in 3's with 3 Silver decorative beads holding each strands of 3 together at various points along their path. Each group of 3 is a different length so they spread out at the bottom of their loop. The red strings from each strand are wrapped together at both ends to make the disc and loop closure. I find the coin used as the disc of interest. It is an Indian (country) coin dated 1950. Around the profiled figure it says “George V King & Emperor”. He was the emperor of India until his death in 1936. Indian gained its independence in 1947 and is now a member of the British Commonwealth. I'm sure the artist did not choose this particular coin at random but felt it had some meaning. Coral is becoming increasingly rare and thus increasingly more expensive.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Length 23” to 26” at bottom. Coral beads vary from 1/4” to 1/2” long. Silver beads 5/8” in diameter.

SOLD!

NA240

NAVAJO MULTI-STONE SQUASH-BLOSSOM NECKLACE: This beautiful Squash consists of 12 different colored stones rather than the usual blossoms. They are attached to a double row of Sterling Silver beads with a stampwork decorated Naja dangling at the bottom. Six of the stones are different varieties of Turquoise,, 2 are shell, the large purple oval is Charoite and the 2 other purple Sugilite. All are set in Sterling Silver. On the back of the Charoite stone are the artist's name “Begay”, “Navajo Reservation Made”, “Sterling” and a Navajo deity figure. These are all repeated on the back of the decorative Silver Naja. The artist is John Ba'he Begay, Jr. The necklace has a hook and eye closure.

Condition: Excellent
.Size: Length 24”. The stones vary from 7/8” to 1 1/4” in length. The Naja is 2 1/2” high, 2 1/2” wide, 1/8” deep.

SOLD!

NA241

NAVAJO NIGHT SKY INLAY CUFF: This Navajo Cuff from my personal collection is one of my most beautiful. It features the Night Sky with the moon, planets and a myriad stars. Interestingly, the central feature is the Sunface, usually a Zuni symbol. The Turquoise stair-steps probably represent clouds. The moon and lower half of the Sunface are made of Mother-of-Pearl, the upper half Turquoise, Coral and Alabaster. The stars are made of Silver, the red ones of Coral and the planets Turquoise. The inlay is set in a very substantial Sterling Silver Cuff framed with a bead design. Inside the cuff are the initial “WS”, “Sterling” and the rays of the sun. In general Zuni artists have been the masters of inlay work – fitting small stones or shells together like a puzzle. Willie Shaw, a Navajo jewelry artist, has obviously mastered it as well as he shows in this work of art.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Width 1 1/2”, depth 1/8”. Inlay 3” long, 7/8” high. Inner circumference 6 7/8”, opening 1 1/2”. Fits medium wrist.

SOLD!

NA242

SANTO DOMINGO TREASURE NECKLACE & INLAY PENDANT: I call this a Treasure Necklace because it has the whole gamut of Native American semiprecious stone beads plus shell and silver beads, silver feathers and fetishes. At the bottom hangs a beautiful Mosaic Inlay Pendant with an abstract design made up of Onyx, Turquoise, red Jasper, Lapis, Alabaster, Mother-of-Pearl and Silver. The Inlay is in a stampwork decorated Sterling Silver setting. On the back is a Thunderbird hallmark and the artist's name “D Coriz”. Daniel Coriz is a very talented Santo Domingo jewelry artist who, besides traditional Santo Domingo beads, has also mastered Zuni inlay work. Another Garland's purchase. The necklace has a hook and chain closure.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Total length including chain 29”. The 4” chain allows shortening to 25”. The pendant is 3” high, 2” wide, 1/4” deep.

SOLD!

NA243

NAVAJO INLAY RUG DESIGN ON GOLD & SILVER CUFF: This is a simple, yet elegant, idea – decorating a Cuff with a Native American rug design. The Sterling Silver Cuff has a large 14 KT Gold area decorated with large Corn Stalks on both sides. Corn was a significant gift to the People by the Creator--it represents life to the Navajo. The central Inlay Rug Design is made up primarily of onyx and coral with a stripe of Jasper on the right and Alabaster on the left. Inside the cuff is stamped “Sterling”, “RB” and “14 K”. The Arizona Navajo artist was the talented Richard Begay who passed away in 2013.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Width 1”, depth 1/8” and 3/16” over the rug. Inlay is 5/8” high, 7/8” wide. Inner circumference 7 1/8”, opening 1 3/8”. Fits medium wrist.

SOLD!

NA244

NAVAJO INLAY RUG DESIGN IN SILVER PENDANT: This Rug Design Inlay is cleverly placed in a loom-shaped Sterling Silver setting with a nice sized bale. The rug is made up of Onyx, Coral and Jasper Inlay. On the back it has “RB” and “Sterling”. The Arizona Navajo artist was the talented Richard Begay who passed away in 2013. It goes nicely with the Begay Cuff (NA243).

Condition: Excellent. Neck wire not included.
Size: Total height including bale 2 3/4”. Pendant 2 1/8” high, 1 1/2” wide”, 3/16” deep over inlay.

SOLD!

NA247

NAVAJO SILVER & SPINY OYSTER SHELL CROSS PENDANT: This handsome Navajo Sterling Silver Cross – decorated with stampwork, 5 small Spiny Oyster Shell crosses and a Heart in the center – makes for an eye-catching Pendant. It has a sizable bale and I like to balance the size of the cross with a large decorative silver neck wire. Despite the size, the spiral construction of the neck wire allows it to be both springy and bendable so it can fit any neck size. Though not photographed it says “Italy 925” (Sterling Silver) on the back. On the back of the cross is the artist's name “Gary G”, “Sterling” and “Rocki” (purchased from Rocki Gorman's Santa Fe shop). Gary G. Sanchez is a very talented Navajo artist based in Albuquerque. The neck wire is for sale but the cross can be purchased by itself.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Total length including bale 4 5/8”. Cross 3 3/4” high, 3” wide, 1/4” deep. Neck wire 14 3/4” long, 5/16” in diameter.

SOLD!

NA248

ZUNI SPINY OYSTER SHELL PIERCED EARRING: Though not a set, these Zuni floral designed Spiny Oyster Shell and Sterling Silver Pierced Earrings go very nicely with the Cross Pendant (NA247). The colors varies from light peach to purple. The bottom portion dangles freely from the flower blossom button at the top from which the post extends. I think they look best with the lower portion curved in towards your cheek. They are very light weight. The artist's name “A Pinto” is on the back of one of them.

Condition: Like new.
Size: Total length 3 1/2”. Dangle length 2 1/4”, width 1 3/4”, depth 1/8”. Floral button at top 3/4” in diameter, 1/8” deep.

SOLD!

NA249

NAVAJO SPINY OYSTER SHELL BUTTERFLY RING: To continue with the Spiny Oyster Shell theme, we have a striking Navajo Butterfly Ring set in Sterling Silver. There are bands of Onyx around the body and antennae framed by narrow bands of Mother-of-Pearl. The ring band is made up of 5 silver wires. It says “Sterling” on the back. This one has a ring size of 7 3/4. I don't post many rings because I have small hands but I have a “zillion” lovely Native American Rings. If any of you have small (6 3/4 - 8 ring size) and are interested in seeing more of my rings for great prices – let me know.

Condition: Like new.
Size: Butterfly 2 1/4” long, 1 1/2” wide, 3/16” deep. Band 5/16” wide, Ring Size 7 3/4”.

SOLD!

NA250

NAVAJO TURQUOISE BUTTERFLY CUFF: I have a special fondness for all sort of critters inhabiting my jewelry. This Navajo Sterling Silver Cuff features a large Sterling Silver Butterfly with Nevada's Blue Diamond Turquoise wings. The cuff is made up of 5 triangular shaped bands. The cuff is marked “Gary G” and “Sterling”. Gary G. Sanchez is a very talented Navajo artist based in Albuquerque. Let this butterfly land on your wrist!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Butterfly 2 1/4” long, wider wings 3 1/4” wide. Cuff tapers from 2 1/4” wide in front to 3/4” wide in back. Inner circumference 6 3/4”, opening 1 1/4”. Fits medium wrist

SOLD!

NA252

NAVAJO SILVER & CORAL BELT BUCKLE: This is a large but feminine Navajo Sterling Silver Belt Buckle decorated with Stampwork with an oval Coral Stone in the center. The attractive design ends in a fringed edge. On the back it has the initials “HC”, “Sterling” and “W. /. Yellowhorse”. The Yellowhorse family members have been Navajo Jewelry artists for 3 generations. The family business, headed by Artie Yellowhorse, employs other artists including Henry Chackee who made this Belt Buckle.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Width 3 3/4”, height 2 3/4”, depth 1/2”. Coral stone 5/8” long, 5/16” wide. Belt loop will hold up to a 1 3/4” wide belt.

SOLD!

NA212

HOPI STAFF OF LIFE ( Vintage Native American Hopi Indian Corn Pendant / Pin ): My personal favorite Indian jewelry is made by the Hopi. This truly spectacular Hopi pendant/pin is crafted by Ramon Dalangyawma, who has achieved greatness as a master Hopi jewelry artist. Born in the Grand Canyon, he is noted for his incredible talent for fine detail in the silver overlay style. His designs are animated with life. Working in his grandfather's fields led him to frequently use the corn motif in his designs. Maze is vital to Hopi substance and religion. “For traditional Hopi corn is the central bond. Its essence, physically, spiritually and symbolically, pervades their existence.” Corn is the staff of life; enough to eat results in good health and well-being. This shiny oval pendant features a cornstalk floating in a shadow box setting. (c. 1990) It is surrounded with symbols of the elements – water being essential to the growth of corn. The lower right side has been executed in a scalloped design. The back has both a pendant hook and a Sterling pin back with a safety closure. It is hallmarked “DALANGYAMWMA” and stamped “Sterling”. Hopi work is fast disappearing due to Japanese collectors snapping it up at any price. This complex and meaningful piece of first class Hopi overlay is flawlessly worked by this acknowledged master silversmith – and at an approachable price.

Condition: Excellent. (The chain is not included.)
Size: 2” long, 1 5/8” wide, 3/8” deep.

SOLD!

NA200

ESTATE STONE OVERLAY ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Bracelet ): This striking Navajo bracelet is a fine example of an Estate find. (c. 1985-90) Hand made Sterling Silver wire twists and two stylized flower designs are accentuated by carved and polished rectangles of stones to create a polished and colorful overlay design. The stone overlay consists of eight pieces of mother-of-pearl, two red coral stripes and at the center two pieces of blue turquoise with a black and silver matrix. The design is bold and colorful. The inside of this bracelet is smooth and polished, artist unknown. Will fit a medium wrist. An outstanding and beautiful expression of the artist's masterful handling of both the silver-work and stone design. Wear it everywhere and let other family members admire it in the future. A knock-'em-dead Navajo bracelet – wear it proudly and often.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Inner circumference 6 3/8” with 1 3/8” opening, 1/8” thick. Good solid feel. Will fit a medium wrist.

SOLD!

NA205

THE YEI'S HAVE IT ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Squash Blossom Style Necklace ): Historic photos of Native Americans often show them all dressed up and almost always feature a large, impressive squash blossom necklace. Jewelers are creating more modern versions like this necklace of Sterling Silver sandcast Yei figures by award winning Navajo artist, Francis Jones. Sandcasting is, perhaps, one of the most difficult silversmithing techniques to master and is labor intensive. Sandstone is carved with the design about to be cast. Another stone is places against the carved piece and the two are fastened together with a hole carved at one end. Molten silver is then poured into the hole and once the piece has cooled it is hand finished and lightly oxidized. It has an antique Old World look with a slightly sandy texture on the underside of the piece. This necklace has belonged to me since 1987 and it is a “book piece” featured in the book “Evolving Designs” Nancy Shiffer, 1990, Page 151. It has a double strand of silver beads supporting twelve sandcast silver rainbow god figures and a larger naja at the center. The closure is a hook and eye and has the hallmark “FJ”. Francis Jones has created a necklace that is wonderfully graphic and bold in size. The design is dramatic yet tailored. Gleaming Sterling Silver is fashioned into a striking, sophisticated necklace that will definitely add a jolt of chic to almost any wardrobe. It will look fabulous for generations to come.

Condition: Excellent.
Size: Extends approximately 14 1/2” down when held at closure and it is 26” long. The bottom of the Yei naja hangs 8” below my neck when worn. Central Yei is 2 1/4” long, 2 1/2” wide. Smaller yeis taper from 1 1/8” wide to 3/4” wide.

SOLD!

NA196

FLAMES ABLAZE ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Cuff Watch Bracelet ): This Navajo Cuff Watch Bracelet is a piece that I have worn since the 1980's. A tour de force of superlative silversmithing that resulted in a stunning visual effect. Purchased in Santa Fe, the artist has cut the Sterling Silver “flames” layer and then overlaid them on the oxidized textured under-layer. The cutout flames reach downward to the ends of the cuff and sideways to the edges. There is currently the original oval Quartz Timex watch in place at the center. (You can have a jeweler replace it with a newer watch, though this one still works. The tabs that hold the watch can be opened to replace the watch or battery.) The artist's mark reads “LT” (full name unknown) and is marked “Sterling” & “USA”. I would still be wearing this signature watch if my eyesight was not what it used to be. Wear it proudly and often, heads will turn!

Condition: Cuff is excellent. Watch face has some dings.
Size: Cuff is 1 1/2” wide with a 6 3/4” inner opening with a 1 3/8” gap. Fit's small/medium wrist. Oval watch is 3/4” high, 1/2” wide.

SOLD!

NA192

SPLENDID SILVER LEAVES ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Necklace ): This most unusual Sterling Silver and Coral Necklace is a fine example of estate jewelry. The edges of the teardrop shaped pendant are enlivened with inset Mediterranean coral heishi beads. Two gracefully curved leaves accent the hanging drop of three bezel set orange coral rounds, each enhanced by a pair of “silver veined” leaves. The graceful form and effective design of the pendant will light up your eyes. The necklace itself is made up of silver cones and rounds. The clasp is a nice hook and eye. This necklace is signed with the initials “LB” and what appears to be a three leafed clover at the center. Also stamped “Sterling”. With lavish silver-work and precious coral, this necklace is elegant enough for dress-up or casual occasions. Wear it everyday and revel in the attention!

Condition: Excellent.
Size: The beaded necklace portion is almost 17” long. It will hang just below your neck. The pendant is 2 1/2” long and 1 1/2” wide with the dangle of corals 1 1/2” long and 3/4” wide.

SOLD!

NA188

MAJESTIC TURQUOISE EAGLE PENDANT ( Vintage Native American Navajo Indian Eagle Pendant ): I find it very hard to part with this large and lovely Turquoise Eagle Pendant – always one of my favorites. His wings are made from two large turquoise stones naturally decorated with black veins and carved by the artist with multiple grooves delineating the wing feathers. The body is carved from the same vein of turquoise with golden shell feet and beak. He clutches a mother-of-pearl fish in his claws. His eyes are also mother-of-pearl with black pupils. He is backed in silver with hinged wings so they can open and close in a very realistic manner. There are large hooks on the back of each wing where the silver link chain is attached. Each link is decorated with stampwork. There is a double hook closure at the back of the chain. The closure is very hard to work by yourself. I found it much easier to slightly loosen one of the hooks on a wing and slide the chain on and off there. It is signed “Larry Livingstone”, a member of a prominent Navajo family of artists. You are unlikely to see its equal – even in Santa Fe. Take flight with this Majestic Eagle!

Condition: Excellent. (The original piece was copied in a much smaller size, losing all of its high impact.)
Size: Wingspan 6 1/4”, 3” high. Body 1 5/8” high, 5/8” wide, 1” deep. Fish 7/8” long. Chain 21” long.

SOLD!
 

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