Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings

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Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings
Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings
Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings
Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings
Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings

Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings
We have similar Native, Navajo, and Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Dylan L. Antique Native Navajo C. Markings : Unmarked, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin : United States – Navajo Nation. Gram Weight : 10.5 Grams. Main Stone: Sleeping Beauty Turquoise. Main Stone Measurements/Color : Measures 6 mm long by 4.3 mm wide, Opaque light green-blue hue. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. Stone Treatment: The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Oval Cabochon Cut Turquoise. Item Measurements : The earrings measure 3.10″ long measured from the tops of the posts to the bottoms of the earrings by 0.78″ wide. Earring Style : Drop/Dangle Earrings. Earring Backing Style : Post Backings With Push Back Backings. Your jeweler can easily convert these to the preferred backing style you desire. For Pierced or Non-Pierced Ears : Pierced. The earrings were made in a dreamcatcher-like motif, with a large oval piece of. 925 sterling silver supporting a turquoise stone as well as articulated dangling portions. The stone is held in place using a sawtooth bezel setting. The silver oval is adorned with repeating linear motifs which would have been hand stamped into the metal. Damage : Age appropriate wear. Some portions of these earrings are fairly tarnished, which is to be expected of an item this age. The price of this item has been reduced to reflect this. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings. Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith. Atsidi Sani in turn taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present. Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is known throughout the world for its gorgeous solid robins egg blue hue. This Arizona mine is regarded as one the most important turquoise mines in the world, and it has a very rich history; being mined by the Anasazi people over a 1,000 years ago and being traded in ancient times between North, Central, and South American civilizations. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise was re-discovered by gold and silver miners in the early 1900s and since then, this beautifully bright blue turquoise has become iconic in the gem industry. The Sleeping Beauty Mine closed in 2012, making this highly desired turquoise hard to find. Navajo silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned about stamping from Mexican leather workers, and adopted this to their metal working. Artisans made their own stamps that were passed down to each generation. Stampings are usually hand hammered using handcrafted or die stamps and include traditional Native American symbols, such as sunbursts, to ornate landscapes. This technique has been passed on and utilized by other Native American tribes and continues to be a popular method of jewelry making. The item “Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings” is in sale since Saturday, April 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Earrings”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Ethnic Origin: Navajo
  • Featured Refinements: Vintage Turquoise Earrings
  • Modified Item: No
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Metal Purity: .925
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: Earrings
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo

Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Earrings