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VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5

VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5
VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5
VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5
VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5
VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5
VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5
VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5
VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5
VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5

VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5
VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5. Interested in more than one item? Most of our items are Unique One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability. So we do not disappoint you with a possible out of stock item. Don’t wait we sell more Vintage Jewelry than any other Jewelry Because it is getting harder to find they quite making it 80+ years ago! Vintage jewelry is a great way to own a small piece of history. Featuring more traditional techniques and a dark silver patina, vintage jewelry is very collectible. The age of our vintage jewelry usually ranges from the 1920’s to 1970’s, though some pieces may be older or newer. Prior to the 1960’s, artists rarely signed their jewelry- therefore most vintage pieces are unattributed unless the original owner kept records. Most of our vintage jewelry is acquired from private collections and we feel honored to pass on these treasured pieces to new owners. We recommend leaving the patina on old jewelry, as polishing can diminish the value. This lovely little ladies bracelet is made from solid sterling silver and High Grade Morenci Turquoise. The turquoise is New Mexico High Grade Cerrillos. Hand-stamped Rattle Snake jaws in the silver for extra decoration as well as lighting bolts see the attached pic for there meaning. The bracelet is Early Fred Harvey Navajo circa 1920. Measurements: 5 1/2 inches plus a flexible 1 1/8 inch opening = 6 5/8 inches, 1 1/4 inch tall at the center. Weight: 31 grams, 1.1 ounces. Metal: Hand Stamped Sterling Silver, Stamped “Sterling”. Artist: Unknown Navajo Artist. This Handmade cuff will become one of your favorites and is sure to become a treasured family heirloom for generations. The quality of this turquoise is second to none! One of a Kind! This is a Classic PIECE FROM DAYS GONE BY. A great-looking, extremely wearable piece from a fascinating and romantic period of Southwestern history, this bracelet was likely first acquired by a traveler on the Santa Fe railroad from a Fred Harvey Company trading post such as the Indian Room at Albuquerques Alvarado Hotel or The Hopi House at the Grand Canyon. As with Vintage Native American Pieces, some pieces may Exhibit Test Mark(s), Patina, Scratches, and Minor Dings from the Years in and out of Pawn Shops and Personal Collections. Words alone are not enough describe this extraordinary cuff so please take a look at the pictures to get a feel for this magnificent valuable masterpiece of Native American Indian craftsmanship. Fred Harvey Style (1900 1955). You will often see the term Fred Harvey era in many jewelry descriptions. There are estimated to be three distinct periods in the Fred Harvey era of dating jewelry and other Native American art objects. Others may have their own breakdown of these time periods. Early Fred Harvey era: Late 1800s 1910s [rare]. Mid Fred Harvey era: 1910s 1930s. Late Fred Harvey era: 1940s 1970s. Even so, it continued to be produced until the mid-1940s or 1950s. The Bell Trading Co. Continued on until the 1970s. Fred Harvey [1835 1901] was a prominent 19th century Native American curios entrepreneur, business man, hotel and restauranteur who fairly singlehandedly established the emerging 20th century American tourist fascination with traveling to the great American southwest and exploring the culture of Native Americans and their legacy of Native arts, jewelry and crafts. Instead of referring to the tourist jewelry from the era as Fred Harvey jewelry, it has been suggested that railroad jewelry would have been more appropriate as Harvey entered into an ingenious contract with the Santa Fe Railroad to provide a series of luxurious new eating houses along the new rail routes which were quickly crisscrossing the American southwest. Once Indian jewelers and traders realized the Anglo preference, they began catering to the Anglo tourist’s tastes by producing a full line of lightweight jewelry, much of it mass-produced with the help of specialized machinery and commercial sheet silver. There were also numerous silversmiths who insisted on making everything by hand: pounding, cutting, stamping etc. In addition to the consideration of weight, various design elements or symbols were decided upon as standard designs that would decorate most products – the Thunderbird, the arrows (crossed arrows or single arrows), the four-directions symbol, lightning zigzags, arrowheads, etc. It was perceived that these were the symbols that most tourists had in mind as belonging to the Indian realm, and consequently, many Indian jewelers would keep to the use of these symbols instead of adding their own personal touch or incorporating other aesthetics. Today, Fred Harvey era jewelry is Highly Collectible and highly sought after. Easy to wear, and generally with a fair amount of ornamentation/stamping, Fred Harvey jewelry is an enjoyable genre of Indian jewelry that takes us back 100 years and can leave us in awe! This marvelous bracelet is spectacular! It is even more impressive in person than the pictures show! There is some band flexibility for size adjustment. An exact date is not available for when the stamp STERLING was first used on Native American jewelry. Items made in the 1930s would usually not have that stamp nor any other hallmark. A few items made in the 1940s to 1950s might have the STERLING stamp, most notably, those made by Bell Traders during that time period. Pieces made in the 1950s and 1960s and later often have the STERLING indication. Cerrillos is not only an uncommon and unique form of native New Mexican turquoise, but has a history entwined with both ancient Native peoples of the Southwest and more recent American mining companies. Cerrillos turquoise was created and mined under unusual circumstances. It is the only turquoise that formed at the base of a volcano. Thus, a variety of colors developed from the minerals in the various volcanic host stones. In fact, the Cerrillos New Mexico Turquoise mines produce seventy-five colors, from tan to khaki-green to rich, blue-green to bright and light colors. Located ten miles south of Santa Fe, it was the site of the largest prehistoric mining activity on the continent because the huge turquoise deposit was partially exposed at the surface. Miners from the San Marcos Pueblo, who later moved to Santo Domingo Pueblo south of Santa Fe, most heavily worked the mine. Using only stone axes, mauls, antler picks, and chisels, Pueblo miners removed 100,000 tons of solid rock to create a pit mine 200 feet deep. They dug other vertical shafts into the ground to reach veins of turquoise. Miners carried tools and leather rock buckets on their backs as they climbed in and out of the shafts using notched logs as ladders. The turquoise obtained from this hard work traded among early peoples from Mexico to the Midwest and from the east to west coasts. In New Mexico, many pieces of Cerrillos turquoise for personal and trade use have been unearthed in the prehistoric ruins of Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon. The Pueblo peoples continued to extract turquoise from the Cerrillos mine until the 1870’s when a silver mining boom raised interest in the area. This bracelet is filled with elegance and it gives off a timeless look and feel. It is sure to be a great addition to any collection! Words alone are not enough describe this extraordinary bracelet so please take a look at the pictures to get a feel for this magnificent valuable masterpiece of Native American Indian craftsmanship. Turquoise is sacred to both Native American and oriental traditions. It is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart. Turquoise is also a powerful crystal for relieving stress. It is also said to protect against pollution in the environment, and to bring abundance. Turquoise is said also help speed the healing process, and is also known as a master healer stone. It is very powerful for grounding and protection also. Turquoise is associated with the throat chakra primarily. Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies. Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies. Physically, crystal healing lore indicates that silver is has been traditionally used to aid hepatitis treatments, eliminate toxins, expel toxins through the pores, headache, rheumatic pain, nausea and gastritis, obesity, diabetes, and increase assimilation of vitamins A and E. Turquoise, the “fallen sky stone” hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued by cultures for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life-giving qualities for over 7000 years. It is a true gem of the centuries and has been cherished above all else in creation as the stone of water, stone of blessings, good fortune, protection, good health and long life. This Handmade bracelet will become one of your favorites and is sure to become a treasured family heirloom for generations. The quality of this turquoise bracelet is second to none! Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts! If you like our products, please add me to your. List or consider subscribing to our. For updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions! We would be happy to consider reasonable offers. HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE PIECE OF JEWELRY AND GOOD INVESTMENT! Compare your own financial investments over the past ten years to investments in pieces of Native American Indian and Mexican art and antiques! If you want to add to your Vintage collection, take a look at our Handmade. Category where we have a wide selection of authentic pieces to choose from. WHAT A GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACT COLLECTOR! CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN. We understand the true value and nature of hand crafted Indian art. And, we recognize that it is important to know that the artist is truly a member of a Native American tribe. So, to ensure you that this is the real deal, a Certificate of Authenticity will be included with this item. IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ. I dislike having to do that, so please pay promptly. We are aware of your concerns in regards to the condition of your art work upon arrival. We use safety and care every step of the way in packing and sending your Kachina to you. International Buyers Please Note. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We aim for five star service and want you to be happy – period. International Buyers are willkommen, bienvenue, ???? Statement of Authenticity: We fell in love with Native American jewelry many years ago and really appreciate the true craftsmanship that goes into the making of a piece of genuine Native American jewelry art! That is why we chose to partner up with some of the oldest and most reputable Trading Posts in the Southwest who deal directly with the Native American artisans to bring you a large selection of authentic Native American products. These artisans come from the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and affiliate tribes on the reservations all of which our close to our home and office, so you can be assured that all our Native American products are authentic! Most of our items are One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability. We try to keep our listings up to date, but may occasionally miss one. In some cases, we can have one custom made with a two week lead time. If you like our products, please add me to your FAVORITES list. This is very important to us. It lets us know that you have received item and are happy with it. As soon as we get feedback, it leaves you feedback in return. We are always adding new items. The item “VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5″ is in sale since Thursday, January 26, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets”. The seller is “elkcreektradingllc” and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Germany, Japan, Australia.
  • Jewelry Type: Bracelets
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: .925 Sterling
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Tribal Affiliation: NAVAJO
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Origin: USA
  • Signed?: Unsigned

VINTAGE RARE Cerrillos NM Turquoise FRED Harvey NAVAJO Sterling Cuff 1920 Sz5.5
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Vintage Navajo Sterling GEM Grade BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 1950s

Vintage Navajo Sterling GEM Grade BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 1950s
Vintage Navajo Sterling GEM Grade BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 1950s
Vintage Navajo Sterling GEM Grade BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 1950s
Vintage Navajo Sterling GEM Grade BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 1950s
Vintage Navajo Sterling GEM Grade BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 1950s

Vintage Navajo Sterling GEM Grade BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 1950s
Vintage Navajo Sterling GEM Grade BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 1950s. Interested in more than one item? Most of our items are Unique One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability. So we do not disappoint you with a possible out of stock item. This is a Incredible Rare Gem Grade Arizona Bisbee Turquoise SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE, Vintage Navajo Old Pawn circa 1950’s. A classic squash blossom necklace featuring ten blossoms and a large naja set with top grade GEM Grade Arizona Bisbee TURQUOISE. This Old Pawn Squash Blossom necklace displays gorgeous, free-form, ARIZONA stones. These gems of the southwest exhibit lovely color with a bit of matrix. Old Pawn Squash Blossom Necklace Set. Add this stunning necklace to your jewelry collection for a traditional touch of Native American style from the 1950s! It starts as a typical squash blossom necklace with the double strands of handmade bench beads. On the strand there are 10 shadowbox pieces that feature a High Grade Bisbee Turquoise Nugget in the center and the actual blossoms at the ends. The Naja in the center of the necklace has the same shadowbox design with the Amazing Turquoise nuggets following the curve of the Naja itself. It is in Excellent Vintage condition with minor scuffing and scratching due to previous use and age, and a light patina. Weight: 135.3 g. Naja: 2.53 in by 2.56 in. Squash Blossoms: 1.45 in by. Stone: High Grade Arizona Bisbee Nugget. Hallmark: RY (We could not find anything about this hallmark). The Squash Blossom Necklace. The Navajo word for the squash blossom bead means bead that spreads out so it would seem to me that the original intent was design not squash. But what do I know, I wasnt around in 1880 when spread beads first appeared. In about 1880, the tri-petal form that we know as a squash blossom bead appeared. At first, tri-petal silver beads were simply interspersed with plain beads in a naja necklace. Then stones began to be added to the blossom beads partly to please the maker but mostly to satisfy customer demand. Squash, corn and beans are important foods for the Native American people of the US southwest. They are often used in a symbolic way in jewelry and ceremonies. Some say the Navajo squash blossom necklace has a connection to southwestern agriculture, other say the the spread petal design is just that, a design, and that is was only after white man asked, what is this, what does it mean did the name squash blossom come to be. Yet others say the Navajo copied a similar Spanish design of the pomegranate. The Naja has its origin with the Moors in Spain. It is a good luck charm to ward off the evil eye. It was often used on the browband of Moorish Horses. It is thought that it came to Mexico via the Spanish Moors and from there was adopted by the Navajo Indians. The naja is the base pendant of many ornate squash blossom necklaces. Bisbee Turquoise is one of the most beautiful types of Turquoise that has ever been taken out of the ground in North America. Its striking true blue color ranges are spectacular and the chocolate matrix that the Turquoise is found in, extenuates its beauty. Bisbee Turquoise is some of the finest Arizona Turquoise and there is no Turquoise on earth that is comparable to Bisbee Turquoise, as it has its own unusual characteristics that are unique only to itself. The Bisbee Mine was originally founded in the mid 1870’s and by 1975 when it was closed had become the largest and richest mine the world has ever known. Taking out over 8,000,000,000 pounds of copper the mine was given the name “The Copper Queen”. The Bisbee Mine also produced nearly 3,000,000 ounces of Gold, 77,000,000 ounces of Silver and billions of pounds of lead and zinc! The Bisbee Mine also produced a variety of outstanding minerals including Malichite, Azurite and of course Turquoise that are by products of the metals and minerals that are native to this Mine. However, mining at Bisbee did not include mining for gemstones, any Turquoise or other gemstone materials were discarded by the mining companies and prohibited to be taken out by the minors due to liability reasons. In the late 1950’s, a deposit of Turquoise was found in the Lavendar Pit region of the Bisbee Mine. Most of this Turquoise was hauled off to an area where they dumped their waste and over burdens from the mining project. Individual Minors recognized the beauty of the Bisbee Turquoise and would sneak small amounts of the Turquoise out in their lunch boxes and/or whatever other means they could muster. It was not long after Bisbee Turquoise was discovered in the Mine that it was introduced to the Southwestern Jewelry Industry. By the early 1960’s, Bisbee Turquoise had become the finest Turquoise the market had ever seen and demand for it went through the roof. In 1972, the one and only lease ever given to work the dumps from the Lavendar Pitt was awarded to Mr. Robert Matthews of Durango, Colorado. Bob and his associates worked the dumps hard for approximately two years to recover less than 2,000 pounds of good to excellent quality Bisbee Turquoise. Due to mining restrictions and the cost of recovering the Bisbee Turquoise from the dumps, mining slowed down and ended by 1980. Only small amounts of Bisbee Turquoise have surfaced since and this has been from Mine Robbers that sneak into the guarded Mine late at night to hunt for bits and pieces of this fine mineral, Bisbee Turquoise! There is very little True Bisbee Turquoise available today and due to its rarity and exceptional beauty it is very valuable, and Bisbee Turquoise remains nearly as rare as hens teeth! An exact date is not available for when the stamp STERLING was first used on Native American jewelry. Items made in the 1930s would usually not have that stamp nor any other hallmark. A few items made in the 1940s to 1950s might have the STERLING stamp, most notably, those made by Bell Traders during that time period. Pieces made in the 1950s and 1960s and later often have the STERLING indication. This Necklace is filled with elegance and it gives off a timeless look and feel. It is sure to be a great addition to any collection! This is a Classic PIECE FROM DAYS GONE BY. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts! If you like our products, please add me to your. List or consider subscribing to our. For updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions! We would be happy to consider reasonable offers. A HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE PIECE OF JEWELRY AND GOOD INVESTMENT! Compare your own financial investments over the past ten years to investments in pieces of Native American Indian and Mexican art and antiques! CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN. We understand the true value and nature of hand crafted Indian art. And, we recognize that it is important to know that the artist is truly a member of a Native American tribe. So, to ensure you that this is the real deal, a Certificate of Authenticity will be included with this item. IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ. I dislike having to do that, so please pay promptly. We are aware of your concerns in regards to the condition of your art work upon arrival. We use safety and care every step of the way in packing and sending your item to you. International Buyers Please Note. These charges are the buyers responsibility. International Buyers are willkommen, bienvenue, ???? Statement of Authenticity: We fell in love with Native American jewelry many years ago and really appreciate the true craftsmanship that goes into the making of a piece of genuine Native American jewelry art! That is why we chose to partner up with some of the oldest and most reputable Trading Posts in the Southwest who deal directly with the Native American artisans to bring you a large selection of authentic Native American products. These artisans come from the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and affiliate tribes on the reservations all of which our close to our home and office, so you can be assured that all our Native American products are authentic! Most of our items are One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability. We try to keep our listings up to date, but may occasionally miss one. In some cases, we can have one custom made with a two week lead time. If you like our products, please add me to your FAVORITES list. This is very important to us. It lets us know that you have received item and are happy with it. As soon as we get feedback, it leaves you feedback in return. We are always adding new items. The item “Vintage Navajo Sterling GEM Grade BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 1950s” is in sale since Tuesday, November 22, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “elkcreektradingllc” and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Jewelry Type: Necklaces
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: .925 STERLING
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Tribal Affiliation: NAVAJO
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Origin: SW USA

Vintage Navajo Sterling GEM Grade BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 1950s
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VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s

VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s
VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s
VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s
VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s
VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s
VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s
VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s
VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s

VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s
VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s. Interested in more than one item? Most of our items are Unique One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability. So we do not disappoint you with a possible out of stock item. This is a Incredible Sleeping Beauty Turquoise SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE, Vintage Navajo Old Pawn circa 1950’s. A classic squash blossom necklace featuring 8 blossoms and a large naja set with top grade Sleeping Beauty turquoise. This Old Pawn Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom necklace displays gorgeous, free-form, Arizona stones. These gems of the southwest exhibit lovely color with a bit of matrix. Old Pawn Squash Blossom Necklace Set. SIZE: 26 end to end. Naja is 3″ x 2 1/2″. Beads 7.5 mm. Naja is 3″ wide x 2 1/2″ tall. 7.5 mm bench beads strung on wire. The Squash Blossom Necklace. The Navajo word for the squash blossom bead means bead that spreads out so it would seem to me that the original intent was design not squash. But what do I know, I wasnt around in 1880 when spread beads first appeared. In about 1880, the tri-petal form that we know as a squash blossom bead appeared. At first, tri-petal silver beads were simply interspersed with plain beads in a naja necklace. Then stones began to be added to the blossom beads partly to please the maker but mostly to satisfy customer demand. Squash, corn and beans are important foods for the Native American people of the US southwest. They are often used in a symbolic way in jewelry and ceremonies. Some say the Navajo squash blossom necklace has a connection to southwestern agriculture, other say the the spread petal design is just that, a design, and that is was only after white man asked, what is this, what does it mean did the name squash blossom come to be. Yet others say the Navajo copied a similar Spanish design of the pomegranate. The Naja has its origin with the Moors in Spain. It is a good luck charm to ward off the evil eye. It was often used on the browband of Moorish Horses. It is thought that it came to Mexico via the Spanish Moors and from there was adopted by the Navajo Indians. The naja is the base pendant of many ornate squash blossom necklaces. An exact date is not available for when the stamp STERLING was first used on Native American jewelry. Items made in the 1930s would usually not have that stamp nor any other hallmark. A few items made in the 1940s to 1950s might have the STERLING stamp, most notably, those made by Bell Traders during that time period. Pieces made in the 1950s and 1960s and later often have the STERLING indication. The Sleeping Beauty mine is seven miles outside Globe, Right here in ARIZONA. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is noted for its solid, light blue color with no matrix. The host rock is granite. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the favorite of Zuni Pueblo lapidaries and silversmiths for the purity in color. This mine was one of the largest in North America. Now, one of the most prolific mines in the US has been closed! The Sleeping Beauty mine produced well, about 1600 pounds a month, according to information obtained from the miner/owner in 2010. The tons of tailings piles, which produced most of the turquoise, have even been exhausted. The beautiful, solid color of Sleeping Beauty is especially beloved by many Europeans. A great amount of this turquoise was exported to Italy & France alone. In its hey-day, the Sleeping Beauty mine yielded only 4% of natural, unaltered turquoise. A high percentage was enhanced, a process that only added value to the lesser grade Sleeping Beauty turquoise. After the mine closed prices began to rise. Wise people bought all they could. In one year prices have tripled. Calls come from China and Japan daily. There is a stampede for all Sleeping Beauty. Look for the scramble to intensify, making this a Rare and very, desirable highly collectible turquoise. This Necklace is filled with elegance and it gives off a timeless look and feel. It is sure to be a great addition to any collection! This is a Classic PIECE FROM DAYS GONE BY. So we do not disappoint you with a possible out of stock item. We guarantee a response within 24 Hours most times it is much quicker. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts! If you like our products, please add me to your. List or consider subscribing to our. For updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions! We would be happy to consider reasonable offers. This Vintage Jewelry is an Excellent Investment and does Appreciate in Value. Compare your own financial investments over the past ten years to investments in pieces of Native American Indian and Mexican art and antiques! We understand the true value and nature of hand crafted Indian art. And, we recognize that it is important to know that the artist is truly a member of a Native American tribe. So, to ensure you that this is the real deal, a. Has been included with this item. CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC NATIVE AMERICAN. IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ. I dislike having to do that, so please pay promptly. To confirmed addresses only. We are aware of your concerns in regards to the condition of your art work upon arrival. International Buyers Please Note. These charges are the buyers responsibility. We aim for five star service and want you to be happy – period. International Buyers are willkommen, bienvenue, ???? We fell in love with Native American jewelry many years ago and really appreciate the true craftsmanship that goes into the making of a piece of genuine Native American jewelry art! That is why we chose to partner up with some of the oldest and most reputable Trading Posts in the Southwest who deal directly with the Native American artisans to bring you a large selection of authentic Native American products. These artisans come from the Navajo, Zuni, Hopi and affiliate tribes on the reservations all of which our close to our home and office, so you can be assured that all our Native American products are authentic! Most of our items are One-of-a-Kind and subject to availability. We try to keep our listings up to date, but may occasionally miss one. In some cases, we can have one custom made with a two week lead time. If you like our products, please add me to your FAVORITES list. This is very important to us. It lets us know that you have received item and are happy with it. As soon as we get feedback, it leaves you feedback in return. We are always adding new items. The item “VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s” is in sale since Sunday, October 9, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “elkcreektradingllc” and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Jewelry Type: Necklaces
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: .925 Sterling
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Tribal Affiliation: NAVAJO
  • Signed?: Unsigned

VINTAGE NAVAJO Sterling Gem Grade Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Squash Blossom 1950s
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Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g

Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g

Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
Like what you see here? … HEAVY VINTAGE NAVAJO SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE. DESCRIPTION: This outstanding necklace features individually hand-stamped leaves applied to each blossom, along with a hand-pulled wire segment of thick sterling silver. A plump applied raindrop punctuates each tri-petal blossom. The naja is thick and heavy solid sterling silver, with an arc of twisted silver running through the center of the cast naja. The high blue turquoise is bespeckled with slate matrix. This exquisite necklace will be a valuable addition to your collection of fine vintage Native American jewelry. MEASUREMENTS: Necklace measures 27″ Naja measures 3″ x 2 1/2 Handmade bench beads are securely strung on silver chain. WEIGHT: 264.6 grams (9.33 oz). STERLING: unmarked, verified sterling silver. The item “Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g” is in sale since Thursday, August 10, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “alionqueen” and is located in Corona, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Uruguay.
  • Country of Manufacture: United States
  • Featured Refinements: Squash Blossom Necklace
  • Style: STATEMENT
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Modified Item: No
  • Style 3: WEARABLE ART
  • Style 2: BOHO CHIC
  • Metal Purity: .925, Sterling
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Brand: AUTHENTIC VINTAGE NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo

Vintage NAVAJO Hand Stamped STERLING and TURQUOISE Squash Blossom NECKLACE 264g
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Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed

Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed

Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
The book written by Steven Curtis titled, Navajo Silversmith Fred Peshlakai, His Life & Art, has featured this concho belt on the front cover of his book. At one point in his career he opened a shop in Los Angeles and worked there for 20 years. Fred Peshlakai taught Kenneth Begay jewelry making. Peshlakais silver work, designs and his exceptional turquoise stones of the highest quality brought him to the forefront of becoming a great and revered Navajo silversmith. His innovative designs are sought after by collectors all over the world. There are bracelets but belts are very hard to come by and if you are a collector, this would be a good opportunity to have a Fred Peshlakai belt added to your fine collection. This belt is crafted like a fine piece of jewelry. The belt is not heavy or overpowering. It has the character of a first phase with its cut out center slots, but his style is so innovative that the silver work has a character all its own. The turquoise stones are so penetrating especially against the patina of the sterling silver. This is a treasure of fine ingenuity with a subtle smooth design and to be worn as a piece of fine jewelry. The weight of the belt is: 367 grams/12.94 ounces. The buckle is: 3 1/8 inches x 2 6/8 inches. There are 8 conchos (not including the buckle) and the sizes are: 2 15/16 inches x 2 5/8 inches. The belt including the strap is: 33 inches long. Also, on the back of each concho is a 1 inch sterling silver bar for sliding the strap through. Please Note: I have documentation from the very prominent Native American Trading Company validating in writing the authenticity of this belt made by Fred Peshlakai and of course, the above mentioned book. The item “Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed” is in sale since Friday, July 20, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry”. The seller is “janetrosemarie” and is located in Winsted, Connecticut. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Vintage Fred Peshlakai Navajo Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed
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Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn

Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn
Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn
Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn
Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn
Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn
Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn
Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn
Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn

Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn
WONDERFUL VINTAGE NAVAJO 18 PC RING LOT. SOME WITH TURQUOISE & CORAL. MALACHITE, ALL IN WEARABLE CONDITION. THESE ARE IN PRE-OWNED CONDITION. THE LARGE EAGLE WITH MALACHITE HAS A OPEN SHANK. FIRST ROW LEFT TO RIGHT 5 1/2, 6 1/2, 5, 7 1/2, 6, 6 1/2. SECOND ROW LEFT TO RIGHT 9 1/2 9.75, 10 1/2, 9, 5, 3, THIRD ROW LEFT TO RIGHT 7, 5.1/2, 6 1/2, 8.25, 5, 5 1/2. THIS IS A VERY NICE LOT. THE ZUNI CARDINAL IS VERY NICE INLAY TURQUOISE WITH INLAY. 18 RINGS SOME MARKED SOME NOT. YOU WILL BE PLEASED. The item “VINTAGE NAVAJO STERLING SILVER TURQUOISE RING LOT 18 ZUNI OLD PAWN” is in sale since Saturday, March 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings”. The seller is “moejo22″ and is located in Groveland, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Jewelry Type: RING
  • Main Stone: Turquoise/Coral
  • Tribal Affiliation: NAVAJO ZUNI
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: .925, STERLING SILVER
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Artisan: Various
  • Ring Size: Assorted
  • Ethnic Origin: Zuni
  • Sizable: Yes

Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise Ring Lot 18 Zuni Old Pawn
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Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24

Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24

Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
VINTAGE OLD NAVAJO STERLING SILVER BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 24. This Amazing necklace features huge specimens of Gem Quality Bisbee Turquoise, secure in. Bezel, and framed with silver Rope. Necklace has Handmade 8.5-9mm Wide bench beads, Necklace is 24 Long , and has a Hook clasp… This Amazing necklace will be a Great addition to your collection of Native American jewelry. MEASUREMENTS: Necklace measures 24. Naja measures 2 3/4 Tall x 3 1/8 Wide. Blossoms are From 1 1/2 to 1 7/8 Long Bench beads are securely strung on Wire. Necklace Was Just Restrung. WEIGHT: 171.5 grams on my scale STERLING: Tested, verified sterling silver. Any Questions Please Feel Free To Ask. The item “VINTAGE OLD NAVAJO STERLING SILVER BISBEE TURQUOISE SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE 24″ is in sale since Monday, November 19, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “estatesale44″ and is located in Poway, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Bahamas, China, Uruguay.
  • Jewelry Type: SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Brand: Native American Indian
  • Modified Item: No
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Signed?: signed
  • Country of Origin: USA

Vintage Old Navajo Sterling Silver Bisbee Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace 24
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Vintage Navajo Royston Turquoise/Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 176g

Vintage Navajo Royston Turquoise/Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 176g
Vintage Navajo Royston Turquoise/Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 176g
Vintage Navajo Royston Turquoise/Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 176g
Vintage Navajo Royston Turquoise/Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 176g
Vintage Navajo Royston Turquoise/Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 176g
Vintage Navajo Royston Turquoise/Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 176g

Vintage Navajo Royston Turquoise/Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 176g
This is a fabulous Old Pawn vintage Navajo sterling silver Squash Blossom necklace featuring GORGEOUS deep blue-green Royston turquoise! Royston turquoise is known for its beautiful deep green to rich light blue colors. These unique color ranges are what make this stone so special. Royston stones are often two-tone, displaying both dark and light green and sometimes blue. Royston has a heavy matrix ranging from dark brown to gold in color. This matrix makes for beautiful combinations with the color variations of the stone. Royston turquoise is considered very collectible and a good investment. The Royston turquoise in this magnificent old Squash Blossom are a deep, deep blue-green with a lovely golden brown matrix traipsing through it! There’s a few matrix crazings, which are a natural occurrence in the making of the turquoise, and one old superficial hairline crack (2nd stone down from the clasp, on right in photos) that I only noticed under my jeweler’s loupe. All stones are super secure, however, and BEAUTIFUL! Each turquoise stone is set in a smooth bezel and wrapped with a hand-twisted silver wire rope and a silver rim. The side blossoms have short, fluted silver petals hanging beneath the settings, while the naja is comprised of back-to-back settings mounted on a double shank of flat silver bands that have been hand wrought into the classic crescent shape. The handmade bench beads are strung, along with the naja & side blossoms, on a sturdy cabled wire that fastens with a traditional hook-and-eye clasp. This is a rustic-bordering-on-“primitive” looking piece with simple, hand wrought silver work that highlights the lovely dark stones! What a great addition for ANY collection! Unsigned and unmarked, which is not unusual for these vintage pieces; tested positive for sterling silver. This is a beautiful find in wonderful condition! Way too many quality antique and vintage jewelry have been going into the melting pots in recent years. By definition, this is not going to expand the availability of good pieces, so this piece will only gain in monetary value over the years! Enlarged photos will exaggerate surface marks and hairline cracks. Please do not confuse reflections in photos with damage. THIS PIECE HAS NOT BEEN CLEANED IN ORDER TO PRESERVE THE WARM RICH PATINA! A WONDERFUL LIVING PIECE OF NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY! VERY VINTAGE, BEEN LOVED, BEEN WORN, BEEN AROUND! Native Americans associate turquoise with the blue sky and the green earth. It is known as the Travelers Stone and is prized by those who travel by land. They believed that wearing turquoise resulted in happiness and security. Turquoise helps to ground the spirit while keeping its connection to the infinite open. Turquoise allows the energy path to remain clear. In fact, many First Nation people hold the belief that by wearing turquoise the human mind becomes one with the universe. The item “Vintage Navajo Royston Turquoise/Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 176g” is in sale since Tuesday, January 8, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “usteres_3gdeew4st” and is located in Blacksburg, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Jewelry Type: Necklaces
  • Main Stone: Royston Turquoise
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Material: Sterling Silver and Stone
  • Metal Purity: Unknown
  • Country of Origin: USA

Vintage Navajo Royston Turquoise/Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace 176g
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Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace. Signed Lloyd Nelson

Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace. Signed Lloyd Nelson
Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace. Signed Lloyd Nelson
Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace. Signed Lloyd Nelson
Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace. Signed Lloyd Nelson
Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace. Signed Lloyd Nelson
Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace. Signed Lloyd Nelson

Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace. Signed Lloyd Nelson
Signed “LN” Lloyd Nelson Native American necklace with turquoise stone. No major or noteworthy flaws. Size: End to end of chain including center is 18.5. The item “Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace. Signed Lloyd Nelson” is in sale since Wednesday, February 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “bookofdays” and is located in Jacksonville, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Jewelry Type: Necklaces
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Metal: Sterling Silver

Vintage Native American Sterling Silver Turquoise Necklace. Signed Lloyd Nelson
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Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men’s

Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's

Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NATIVE AMERICAN GENUINE GEMSTONE TURQUOISE SLEEPING BEAUTY RING MEN’S SAW TOOTH BEZEL SET HEAVY FINE DETAIL FEATHERS. PERFECT SIZE 10 TO 10 1/4 12 GRAMS 3 PIECES OF TURQUOISE CENTER 6.5 MM’S 2 SIDES ARE 5.5 MM’S EACH. From it’s humble begginings Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from Arizona has become one of the most important Turquoise mines in the world. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise was first found by the Native Americans during the Anasazi times. At this time the Turquoise was mined with hand tools and little bits were collected at a time. The baby blue or “Robin’s Egg” blue Turquoise was mainly used as beads and on shells that the Native American tribes of the Southwest had traded for with the Native American tribes of central and south America. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise also made its way to Pueblo Bonito during the Anasazi times along with Turquoise from other deposits in the Southwest. Pueblo Bonito served as a trade center for Anasazi Turquoise for North American Tribes, Central American Tribes and South American tribes. Since this time, the Sleeping Beauty mine was developed by Anglo peoples in search of Copper and other meetal ore. The Turquoise was under contract by Monty Nichols. Nichols is said to have “Torn down a mountain” to find the famous Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, which is a figure of speech, not an actuality to show how much work the miner has done to get the stone that has become an icon in the gem industry. The famous Sleeping Beauty Turquoise was actually re-discovered by accident. The mine was opened to pull copper and gold and it wasnt until relatively recently (1900s) that the first Turquoise stones were discovered by Anglo miners. Even in rough form, the stones are vibrant and bright, even more blue than the bright Southwestern sky overhead. The miner Monty Nichols began marketing Sleeping Beauty Turquoise as an affordable Turquoise. If you look in pawn shops and in classic Turquoise books and magazines you will see a ton of this jewelry, which is mostly Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Jewelry or Kingman Turquoise from Arizona. Due to the amount of Turquoise the miner ended up running into he was able to sell the Turquoise at an affordable price in order to promote the mine and to make the Sleeping Beauty Turquoise name a house hold name. For nearly 20 years, Nakai has been the local trusted source for fine Native American jewelry, pottery and hand blown glass. You will find one of a kind pieces from artists such as Award winning Native American jeweler Daniel Coriz from Santo Domingo pueblo, reknown glass artist Joan Oakes and famed potter Red Star. In historic La Casa Sena Plaza just across from St Francis Basilica, the store is uniquely Santa Fe! The item “VINTAGE STERLING SILVER NATIVE AMERICAN TURQUOISE SLEEPING BEAUTY RING MEN’S” is in sale since Tuesday, February 12, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings”. The seller is “4744366” and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Uruguay.
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: Rings
  • Ethnic Origin: Native American
  • Gender: Male
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Material: Stone
  • Brand: NAKAI
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Ring Size: 10
  • Modified Item: No

Vintage Sterling Silver Native American Turquoise Sleeping Beauty Ring Men's
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