Friday, November 30, 2012

Vintage Native American Jewelry of the Southwest


VINTAGE NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY OF THE SOUTHWEST is as popular today as ever before.  Jewelry always held a special place with the Native American culture and reflects upon their history. 


The silver jewelry of the Southwest tribes; Navajo, Zuni and Hopi, are the best known and most sought after.  Each piece is meticulously handcrafted by the Artisan Silversmiths, therefore each piece of jewelry is an individual beautiful captivating work of art!



LONG Vintage Native American Navajo SQUASH Blossom Necklace Turquoise STERLING
 
The Turquoise Gemstone has been used in silver jewelry since ancient times by the Native American cultures.  Most of the turquoise comes from mines located in
Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado and Nevada.
 


The Squash Blossom Necklace is a fine popular example of Southwestern Vintage Native American Indian Jewelry.  Turquoise Gems, Bench Beads, Squash Blossoms, and the principle part which is the Crescent Shape Naja, are incorporated into this necklace design. Earlier pieces were handcrafted using actual coins such as Mercury Silver Dimes seen below.





Vintage Native American Navajo Mercury Dime Squash Blossom Necklace



We at YearsAfter.com offer a unique selection of Authentic Vintage Native American Jewelry which comes exclusively from Arizona. All our Vintage Native American Jewelry consists of the finest Genuine Turquoise, Coral, Mother of Pearl, Jet, Moonstone, Lapis Lazuli, Amber, and Spiney Oyster Shell set in Sterling Silver in the most magnificent designs.



Vintage Native American Navajo Turquoise Ring Solid Sterling Silver

Number 8 Turquoise is one of the most Valuable and Finest Turquoise Gems to come out of Nevada that can be collected.  This mine produced some of the most enormous nuggets of Turquoise ever found, and produced more than 1,600 pounds of the very highest-grade turquoise, a discovery that is still being talked about today!  The mine no longer produces Turquoise. Below is our Number 8 Turquoise Bracelet Cuff from an Arizona Estate.


 


We have an ever-evolving assortment of Vintage Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi Turquoise Rings, Carved Mosaic Gemstone Inlay Rings,  Vintage Bolo Ties with Braided Leather Lariats and Sterling Bola Tips, Sterling Silver Brooches, Turquoise Cuff Bangles,  Watch Band Tips and Watches,  Sterling Silver Beaded Necklaces, and Sterling Earrings.  All our Native American Jewelry make unique treasured gifts and come gift boxed!  Great for Holidays, Birthdays, and all Special Occasions!





Vintage Navajo Turquoise Bolo

Vintage NATIVE American Sterling Navajo BOLO Tie Turquoise Bennett Clip C31 LARGE Organic Shape c.1960's

 

 


RANDY BOYD Vintage Native American Turquoise Necklace Pendant Brooch 





Old Pawn Navajo Earrings
 
Vintage Native American Navajo Earrings STERLING Silver Concho Arrow Stampwork Long Feather Dangles c.1940s





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VINTAGE Native American NAVAJO Lapis Lazuli Pendant Sterling BEAR Shepard's Hook





OLD PAWN Mens Vintage Native American NAVAJO Ring Turquoise Solid Sterling Silver Band





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MICHAEL PERRY Vintage Native American Navajo CROSS Pendant Sterling Silver Morenic Turquoise

 

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Vintage Old Pawn Native American Rings in our Years After Shop



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Rare Blue Diamond Turquoise Vintage Native American Watch Tips with Watch. This High Grade Turquoise is from the Blue Diamond Mine in Nevada which opened in the late 1950s and is now closed with the Turquoise being Rare and Valuable. This Mine was referred to as a Hat Mine where the amount of Turquoise found could only fit in a hat!

  

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See Our Selection of Old Pawn and Vintage Native American Earrings in our Years After Shop!

 

See Our Newly Added Vintage Native American Jewelry 

See Our Newly Added Old Pawn and Vintage Native American Jewelry in our Years After Shop!


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How to Identify, Care and Clean Your Vintage Sterling Silver Jewelry
 

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