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Bisbee Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Navajo Robert Shakey Size 8 3/4

Bisbee Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Navajo Robert Shakey Size 8 3/4
Bisbee Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Navajo Robert Shakey Size 8 3/4
Bisbee Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Navajo Robert Shakey Size 8 3/4
Bisbee Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Navajo Robert Shakey Size 8 3/4
Bisbee Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Navajo Robert Shakey Size 8 3/4

Bisbee Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Navajo Robert Shakey Size 8 3/4
New Unisex Ring Sterling Silver Bisbee Arizona Turquoise made by Robert Shakey Native American Navajo Artist. Setting is a Sterling Silver flared one to six band shank with hand made trim on top. This Turquoise is Natural and comes from the famous Bisbee mine in Arizona. The “Lavender Pit” mine is known worldwide for its size and the host rock does have a natural Red/Brown or some say lavender color; most Bisbee turquoise formed in and near this same host limestone material. The lavender name is so appropriate but is actually referencing and named for a Phelps Dodge executive from when the mine was fully operational. (the mine closed in the 1970’s). The turquoise is from Bisbee mine in Arizona. This gemstone is NOT stabilized or treated, only mined, backed carved and polished. Natural Bisbee turquoise gemstones such as this piece are extremely rare and collectable. Total Weight is Approx. Signed “Robert Shakey” Sterling. (partially reading covered under band). The top of ring is approx 34 mm long x 18 mm wide. Can not be easily sized much larger or smaller. For size reference we usually include US. A Dime is approx. 17.5 MM or 11/16 A penny is just under 19 MM approx. ¾ A Quarter is approx. 24 MM or 15/16 A Silver Dollar is approx. 37.5 mm in diameter (Just under 1 ½) A half dollar is just over 30 mm or just under 1 ¼ A Nickel is 21 mm. Listing and template services provided by inkFrog. The item “Bisbee Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Navajo Robert Shakey Size 8 3/4″ is in sale since Friday, November 3, 2017. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings”. The seller is “sdavid_sterling” and is located in Tucson, Arizona. 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, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Iceland, Luxembourg, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation.
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Ethnic Origin: Navajo
  • Signed?: Signed
  • Metal Purity: 925
  • Artisan: Robert Shakey
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Sizable: Yes
  • Brand: SDavid Jewelry
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: Rings
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Ring Size: 8.75

Bisbee Turquoise Sterling Silver Ring Navajo Robert Shakey Size 8 3/4
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Rare Bisbee Turquoise Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace

Rare Bisbee Turquoise Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
Rare Bisbee Turquoise Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
Rare Bisbee Turquoise Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
Rare Bisbee Turquoise Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
Rare Bisbee Turquoise Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
Rare Bisbee Turquoise Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
Rare Bisbee Turquoise Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace

Rare Bisbee Turquoise Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
Vintage and Museum Quality Specialists. Vintage and Museum Quality. This is a tremendous vintage Navajo blue turquoise silver squash blossom necklace. This museum quality huge squash contains 17 absolutely stunning old Morenci or Bisbee turquoise stones. The naja on this necklace is huge and measures around 3″ X 3/14″. The largest stone measures around 7/8″ X 1/2″. Surrounding each beautiful stone are amazing silver ropes with accenting stems. Located throughout the entire necklace are wonderful round silver beads with a traditional silver clasp. The length of the necklace measures around 34-1/2. Make Us an Offer! All Other Museum Items. If the item breaks we will repair it for FREE. We are flexible and are happy to work with you! All international orders will cost only 12.00. We also will work with international buyers to help them not pay as much going through the process. Do you own a store? Nativo Arts wants to work with you! We are the #1 supplier to stores who want to sell the best and finest Native American jewelry. Make us offers today by clicking the blue make offer button at the top of the page! Nativo Arts was established to offer the largest selection of the best quality vintage Native American jewelry in the world, for the best prices. It has taken decades to acquire the collection that we offer to the world today. From A-list celebrities to average Joe’s, we work with everyone from all walks of life. Nativo Arts has supplied a vast number of movies with the best quality Native American jewelry. It is important to respect Native American culture and to realize how much difficulty and hard work an artist puts into a piece. We thank you for your interest and we are happy to work with you! “The Largest and BEST Collection of Museum Quality Vintage Native American Jewelry in the World”. The item “RARE BISBEE TURQUOISE VINTAGE NAVAJO STERLING SILVER SQUASH BLOSSOM NECKLACE” is in sale since Friday, July 27, 2018. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “nativo-arts” and is located in Albuquerque, New Mexico. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Brand: Nativo Arts
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Jewelry Type: Necklace
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Material: Turquoise
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Signed?: Unsigned
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo

Rare Bisbee Turquoise Vintage Navajo Sterling Silver Squash Blossom Necklace
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HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee

HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee
HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee
HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee
HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee
HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee
HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee
HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee

HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee
This is one spectacular, highly collectible, heavy duty cuff bracelet. Created by the well-known silversmith, Mark Chee! This bracelet features 7 BISBEE mine turquoise stones! It is a handmade, melted silver ingot bracelet! Age: Circa 1960s – 1970s. Size: Inside circumference measures approx. 5-1/4″ with an additional 1″ opening fits a 6-1/4 wrist. 1/2 at its widest part and weighs 118.2 g. Condition: Good for its age, normal wear expected. Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description. Western Trading Post is family owned and operated. Located in Arizona just north of the Tohono O’odham (Papago), just south of the Akimel O’odham (Pima), just east of the Ak-Chin O’odham (branch of Pima) and only a short driving distance from the Apache (N’dee), Navajo (Dine’), Zuni, Hopi, Yavapai, Mojave, and Hualapai. We specialize in Native American Indian. We also have regularly scheduled auctions at our store. Check it out at Western Trading Post. THANK YOU for your business! The item “HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee” is in sale since Tuesday, April 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets”. The seller is “westerntradingpost” and is located in Casa Grande, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Featured Refinements: Sterling Silver Turquoise Bracelet
  • Style: Cuff
  • Country of Origin: United States
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Metal Purity: Sterling
  • Artisan: Mark Chee
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: Bracelets
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo

HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE! Bisbee Turquoise & Sterling Silver Bracelet By Mark Chee
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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 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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