Authentic Vintage Navajo Handmade Turquoise & Sterling Silver Pendant. Signed “G” for G. Dobbs – A lot of people mistake any “G” for Dobbs mark, it must have this shape to be his work. 150 Grams – Nice Huge SLAB of Faceted Turquoise – Blue Royston – Estimated at 380 Carats! This is the GRAN-DADDY Of Pendants! It measures 5″ long and 2 3/4″ wide. This is one AMAZING PIECE OF WEARING ART! Truly hard to find, old 70’s Era perhaps earlier. Tested as STERLING Silver – Signed “G”. Terms of sale below. All items we sell are pre-owned unless otherwise stated. Most items are Vintage. Most items in Vintage Condition have some wear to them. These are not NEW unless stated as such. If you have any questions please ask. We DO NOT offer partial credits for ANY items. And, if there are any problems you MUST return the item for full credit. We have a thorough inspection process on all items and if there are any issues we will state them in the ad, so please read all ad’s carefully. We actually prefer this method. We will respond to questions with in 24 hours. Thanks for participating in our auctions. The item “Rare Old Pawn Vintage Navajo HUGE Faceted SLAB Turquoise Sterling Signed Pendant” is in sale since Friday, August 2, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “dansjewels” and is located in Gilbert, Arizona. This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, Japan, Australia.
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. The world has had a fascination for turquoise for over 7000 years. The oldest known example of any jewelry was a carved turquoise and gold bracelet found on the mummy of an Egyptian queen. In the American Southwest, Native Americans have mined turquoise since prehistoric times. Many legends surround turquoise, it is believed to bring good fortune and health. While turquoise was once used as currency in the American Southwest, it has been treasured as an adornment throughout the centuries worldwide. The evolution of turquoise jewelry from its appeal as southwestern, Native American or tourist jewelry, to one of the most coveted gems set in designer jewelry worldwide. Coveted, that is, only if you are talking about true, genuine turquoise. And so our turquoise love story continues. While the demand for turquoise has increased dramatically, the supply of genuine turquoise is limited. Turquoise jewelry has been worn for both fashion and cultural significance throughout history. Many American Indian tribes believe the stone harbors mystical powers. According to some beliefs, turquoise can keep bad spirits away and some believe it can ward off bad spirits, encourage communication, creativity and spiritual bonding. The item “RARE VINTAGE STERLING NATIVE AMERICAN NECKLACE TURQUOISE SIGNED PENDANT” is in sale since Wednesday, October 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “4744366” and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Beautiful NAVAJO cuff bracelet. Made of sterling silver and multi-colored stones. Hand made by Navajo artist JOHN MIKE. Traditional tribal art work, intricate details. This is a rare piece worn on Pow-Wows and special occasions. The stones represents the sun, night, war, peace, sky, ocean. There are also other symbols depicted, head dress, arrow head, fish. Collectible quality work of art, passed down for centuries within the tribe. Signed by the artist on inside “JOHN MIKE” and “STERLING”. This is a rare Native American work of art that will complement any collection! Cuff bracelet measures 1 inches wide Gap distance is 1 inches Total circumference is 7 inches (without gap) WEIGHT = 65.2 grams. UNUSED, in excellent condition. We do our best to describe our listings, pls ask questions if you desire more detailed information or images. The item “Vintage NAVAJO Cuff Silver Bracelet Rare Pow Wow Signed Native American Jewelry” is in sale since Friday, July 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets”. The seller is “tee-warehouse” and is located in Walnut, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.
RARE MUSEUM QUALITY VINTAGE STERLING SILVER KACHINA NATIVE AMERICAN. NECKLACE HOPI GENUINE NATURAL KINGMAN TURQUOISE SIGNED JERRY ROAN KATCHINA. He began actively working at silversmithing around 1968. In 1969, a year after he began smithing, he on a 1st Award at the Navajo Tribal Fair in Arizona. Roan was included in the 2002 exhibit Jewels of the Southwest at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Santa Fe. His work is included in the collections of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, and the Yellowhorse Museum in Paradise Valley, Arizona. This exquisite, one of a kind ring is made by deceased Navajo Silversmith Jerry Roan! Jerry Roan was a Navajo jeweler and silversmith who worked for a time with the exclusive Carl and Max Luthy Shop! This shop is historically renowned for the exceptional work produced by the artist’s it hired! This is a spectacular ring with exceptional work and details! The combination of stones used are vibrant and stunning! The stones consist of deep blue with silver veins kingman turquoise Details include fine stamp work , applique stamped and beautiful intricate work making up the Katchina! The band is a split at the front and narrows for a comfortable fit going to the back. Just a WOW show stopper ring by a famous talented Navajo silversmith, Jerry Roan! In gorgeous vintage condition! The Kingman Turquoise Mine is one of the oldest and highest producing Turquoise Mines in America. It was originally discovered by prehistoric Indians well over 1000 years ago. Kingman Turquoise is known for its beautiful sky blue color and produces many variations of blue Turquoise. The Kingman Turquoise mine also produces green Turquoise from the Turquoise Mountain side of the mine. Kingman Turquoise has been the biggest supplier of Turquoise to the Southwestern Turquoise Jewelry industry for nearly as long as the American Turquoise Jewelry industry has existed. In fact, the Kingman Turquoise mine was once part of a Turquoise boom around 1000 AD when the Mayan culture was using a lot of Turquoise for self adornments and ceremonial items. Today, as in the old times, blue Turquoise from Kingman, Arizona is king, even though the mine produces all colors of Turquoise and green Turquoise is almost becoming blue Turquoise’s equal in popularity these days. The item “RARE VINTAGE STERLING NATIVE AMERICAN NECKLACE HOPI TURQUOISE SIGNED JERRY ROAN” is in sale since Sunday, September 29, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “4744366” and is located in Andover, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.
Inuit Legend BARBIE CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE Signed RARE HTF NRFB. Box opened to display product for picture. Box not in mint condition. Part of a large doll collection inherited from a familymember. Was stored in a non-climate controlled storage facility until it was moved to a climate-controlled storage facility 5 years ago. Kept there until listed. The item “Inuit Legend BARBIE CANADIAN EXCLUSIVE Signed RARE HTF NRFB” is in sale since Wednesday, June 26, 2019. This item is in the category “Dolls & Bears\Dolls\Barbie Contemporary (1973-Now)\Barbie Dolls\Designer Editions, Bob Mackie”. The seller is “frvell97″ and is located in Cincinnati, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States.
PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEE ALL 11 CLOSE UP AND ENLARGED PHOTO’S FOR BEST OBSERVATION AND INSPECTION. THIS PATENTED SIGNED MURRY BENNETT C-31 CENTER PIECE WAS ORIGINALLY MADE TO BE A BOLO TIE. IT IS MADE SO THE NECKLACE CAN EASILY BE REMOVED. ONE OF THE NAVAJO PUEBLO JEWELER ARTISANS WITH INITIALS “SH” DECIDED TO MAKE A SPECTACULAR NECKLACE/PENDANT OUT OF IT. FOR SALE IS AN EXTREMELY RARE ONE OF A KIND EARLY 1950s HUGE MASSIVE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN NAVAJO TRIBAL HAND CRAFTED DECORATIVE SIGNED BENNETT PATENT C-31 SOLID STERLING SILVER BOLO/PENDANT ON AN EXTRA LONG 10 STRAND SIGNED SH STERLING SILVER NECKLACE. THE HUGE BENNETT BOLO/PENDANT IS CONSTRUCTED WITH EXTREMELY HEAVY, THICK, STURDY STERLING SILVER. THE MASSIVE PIECE WEIGHS 81.9 GRAMS. IT IS OUTSTANDING MAGNIFICENT EXCELLENT CONDITION. THE PATINA THAT FORMED SINCE THE 50’S IS SPECTACULAR. I DO NOT CLEAN OR POLISH IMPORTANT VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN ARTIFACTS OF ANY KIND. IN MY OPINION, REMOVING THE PATINA AND POLISHING IT TO BRILLIANT SHINY SILVER PIECE COULD POSSIBLY DIMINISH THE VALUE. THE BOLO/PENDANT MEASURES 2″ LONG X ABOUT 1-3/4″ WIDE. EXCLUDING THE CENTER PIECE. TURQUOISE ALONE WHICH RESEMBLES A HUGE SHARKS TOOTH IN SHAPE MEASURES JUST OVER 1-3/8″ HIGH X 1-1/8″ WIDE & IS INCREDIBLY AND UNUSUALLY THICK. THE STERLING SILVER 10 STRANDED SIGNED “SH AND HALLMARKED MEASURES 26″ LONG. EACH SIDE OF COURSE HAS 10 STRANDS, EACH SIDE MEASURES 12-1/2 LONG. THE ENTIRE ITEM IS LONGER THAN THE ACTUAL MEASUREMENTS WHEN WEARING IT BECAUSE OF DISTANCE OF EACH SIDE TO THE BOTTOM OF THE BOLO/PENDANT. THE MASSIVE SETTING WITH THE TURQUOISE MEASURES ABOUT 5/8 THICK. THE DESIGNS ARE VERY TYPICAL SYMBOLS & PATTERNS, INCLUDING THE LARGEST STERLING FEATHER I HAVE EVER SEEN ON NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN JEWELRY. THE WHOLE PIECE IS INCREDIBLY HAND TOOLED CRAFTSMANSHIP. EACH OF THE THOUSANDS OF TUBULAR STERLING SILVER “LIQUID” BEADS HAVE BEEN HAND STRUNG ONE AT A TIME. MURRY BENNETT WAS 1ST TO DESIGN AND PATENT THIS TYPE BOLO CLOSURE SYSTEM. THIS WAS INVENTED AND PATENTED IN THE EARLY 1950’s. THE EARLY PATENTED TYPE HAVE THE C-31 ADDED TO THE SIGNATURE AND PATENTED STAMP. NEWER ONES STARTING IN THE 60’s DO NOT HAVE THE C-31. AND ARE NOT THE ORIGINAL OLD NAVAJO PIECES LIKE THIS ONE. AT THAT SHOW, I MET AN ELDERLY NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN WOMAN WEARING ANTIQUE NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY, WHO TOOK INTEREST IN A COUPLE HIGH END LARGE TURQUOISE & RED CORAL STERLING SILVER RINGS SIGNED BY ONE OF THE BEGAY’S. WE BEGAN TALKING, & I FOUND OUT THE WOMAN GREW UP AND WAS VERY FRIENDLY SOME OF OLDER BEGAY JEWELERS. THEY WERE RELATED TO THE BEGAY FAMILY, AND THE YOUNG MAN WAS INTERESTED IN OBTAINING CASH FOR HIS INHERITED JEWELRY AND ARTIFACTS OF WHICH HE HAD NO INTEREST IN, AND NEEDED SOME EXTRA CASH. CHECK MY LISTINGS FROM TIME TO TIME, I HAVE BEEN & WILL BE MAKING LOTS OF UNUSUAL & UNIQUE ANTIQUE & VINTAGE JEWELRY OF ALL TYPES DAILY. LOTS OF SOLID GOLD INCLUDED. The item “RARE HUGE SIGNED BENNETT VINTAGE NATIVE AMERICAN IND BOLO LIQUID NECKLACE-82G” is in sale since Thursday, June 27, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “harriecarchma-0″ and is located in Englishtown, New Jersey. 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, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Iceland, Macao, Martinique, Reunion, Uruguay, Russian federation.
Country of Origin: United States
Modified Item: No
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Certification: BENNETT PAT. C-31 STAMP
Material: TURQUOISE & STERLING SILVER
California Prop 65 Warning: MASSIVE KINGMAN MINE TURQUOISE CABOCHON.
Featured Refinements: MASSIVE MURRY BENNETT C-31 BOLO/PENDANT-SIGNED NE
EXTREMELY RARE MASSIVE TRIBAL NECK;ACE: PURCHASED FROM NATIVE AMERICAN NAVAJO INDIAN
Metal Purity: SOLID STERLING SILVER
Artisan: MURRY BENNETT & SH SIGNED NECKLACE.
Main Stone: HUGE TURQUOISE CABOCHON
Metal: Sterling Silver
Brand: NAVAJO-BENNE BOLO PENDENT-SH SIGNED NECKLACE
Description: This rare, gorgeous certified Lander Blue turquoise & sterling silver concho belt features conchos that have a cluster of 7 small Lander Blue turquoise cabochons surrounded by hand stamped sterling silver all created by the known Navajo artist, Thomas Jim. Marked as sterling silver. Additional Info: This belt came from the Yoder collection. Barbara Yoder was a well-known and respected dealer of Native arts and jewelry. Her and her husband (the former Jerry Egeland) were original investors in the Lander Blue claim in the early 1970s. They took their payback in the form of turquoise, and as such, amassed one of the largest private collections of real Landers. Some of their Lander collection was featured in the book, Turquoise, The Gem of the Centuries, by Oscar T. Branson, published in 1975. The Yoder (Egeland) turquoise was featured on P. Their collection is well known as being authentic Lander Blue turquoise. As additional provenance, Bob Brucia, current owner of the Lander Blue claim, and recognized Lander Blue authority, has also independently inspected this belt and signed a certificate of authenticity. Maker: Thomas Jim, Navajo. Age: Late 1970s – early 1980s. Size: Conchos measure 2″ wide 1-1/2″. Belt is 36-1/2 long overall. Weight is 262.5 g. Condition: Good for its age, normal wear expected, vintage. Please look closely at the pictures as they are an important part of our description. Western Trading Post is family owned and operated and can trace it’s roots back to 1877. 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, Cowboy and Southwestern items. Listings online are also available in our store. We also hold monthly auctions at our store. Check it out at Western Trading Post. The item “Rare! Gorgeous! LANDER BLUE Turquoise & Sterling Silver Concho Belt Signed” is in sale since Thursday, April 18, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry”. The seller is “westerntradingpost” and is located in Casa Grande, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.
A very rare piece worthy of a museum of the “Eagle-Raven” moiety otherwise known as “Lovebirds”. This is an original that was actually carved by Kunz in 1996. His pieces are very rare in the jewelry form and are highly sought after by collectors. Please check out my other rare auctions. The item “Vintage Tlingit Silver Bracelet Ed Kunz Original Juneau Alaska Signed Rare” is in sale since Wednesday, August 24, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets”. The seller is “historyofalaska” and is located in Juneau, Alaska. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Bahamas, Uruguay, Switzerland, Iceland, Sri lanka, Macao, Martinique, Pakistan, Reunion, South africa, Chile, Colombia.
A very rare piece worthy of a museum of the “Eagle-Raven” moiety. This is an original that was actually carved and signed by Kunz. His pieces are very rare in the jewelry form and are highly sought after by collectors. Please check out my other rare auctions. The item “Vintage Tlingit Gold Ring Ed Kunz Original Juneau Alaska Signed Rare” is in sale since Wednesday, August 24, 2016. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Rings”. The seller is “historyofalaska” and is located in Juneau, Alaska. This item can be shipped to United States, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Bahamas, Uruguay, Switzerland, Iceland, Luxembourg, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Oman, Pakistan, South africa.
Huge 3D Old Pawn Navajo kachina roll bolo tie pendant signed. The mark appears to be either TW or TWD (see photo), I was unable to locate info on the mark. This is a beautiful collectors piece featuring 11 gorgeous turquoise stones, 3 large mother of pearl stones (including one on the top of the head and one long stone on each wing), 2 coral and 14 onyx stones. The nose appears to be made out of faux claw. It can be worn as either a bolo tie or necklace pendant, there are jump rings attached to the end of each wing. Pictures do not do it justice! Weight: 241.8 grams. Measurements: 7 1/4 tall, wings span is also 7 1/4 wide, 1.2 deep. Mark: TW on back (see photo). Condition: Excellent, all stones are in great condition and secured firmly in place, light surface wear on back, has a nice patina throughout. This item will be well packed, tracked and insured. The item “Antique 3D Navajo Sterling Turquoise Kachina Bolo Tie Pendant Signed RARE HUGE” is in sale since Thursday, February 28, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “vintagevibe” and is located in Fort Worth, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.