Squash blossom necklace made by a Navajo silversmith with deep red Italian coral and sterling silver. The central aaja (3”L x .4”W x 2.25”H), or crescent shaped pendant, is a symbol of fertility and abundance, along the blossoms that run up each side of the necklace, decorated with silver leaves, twisted rope and dots. Strung on a double strand of bench-made silver beads with traditional hook and eye clasp. Unsigned.
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Large sterling silver and turquoise Zuni cluster statement ring made prior to 1960. Each natural turquoise stone is hand filed down to the shape of petit point (or teardrop), snake eye (round), and triangle shapes. The top of the shield is also decorated with silver dots and twisted wire. Size 11.25.
Swiss-made 14k gold Jules Jurgensen mechanical watch in good working order on genuine crocodile strap, with jeweled movement. Case marked “14K” on interior. Measures 9”L with strap.
1960s 14K gold round Elgin wristwatch with white gold highlights in the bezel and navy blue enamel dial. Placed on a new gray genuine crocodile strap. Marked: Elgin on the face and movement.
Silver bracelet with turquoise set in plain bezel surrounded by stamped arrow and sunburst decoration. Made by a Native American bench smith in an urban factory setting, as was common during the 1920s. Interior, 7” circumference with 0.9”L gap.
Large sterling silver compact pendant with mirror, two gold washed compartments, beautiful engraving on exterior and silver fringe hanging from one end. Large bale and ball clasp finish the other end with an elegant long sterling silver chain on which hang it, 36”L. Stylized G or C monogram engraved on front with floral swag decoration over Art Deco machine engraving that appears on both sides.
Triple strand Zuni bird fetish necklace with carved birds in profile in abalone, spiny shell oyster, olive shells, turquoise and pipestone, by George Cheechee’s daughter DeLena. Finished with traditional silver cones. Hook and eye clasp. Featured at the February 2012 New York Fashion Week at designer Gretchen Jones’ Fall 2012 presentation.
Classic gold ID bracelet with triple rope chain sides and thick gold center. Marked “14K” on clasp. Weight, 23.9 dwts.
With an Art Deco face that would be at home at Jay Gatsby’s lavish parties, this unique vintage 14k gold ring is a stunner!
Is has a large Chinese-inspired black onyx shaped like a doughnut for the central stone. Four bright white diamonds are set in the chevron-shaped geometric piecework that makes up this one-of-a-kind handmade ring. Marked 585 instead of 14K, which leads us to believe that it is European in origin, but American makers used this mark at times as well. Size 6.5.
Large round turquoise and silver cluster bracelet with teardrop-shaped stones and repoussé crescent decorations. Stamped “JW Sterling” on the underside. Interior circumference, 6.8”L including 1.2”L gap.
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Large 1960s earrings made of carved magnetite with gold wire decoration. Post stamped “MAZ 14K.” For pierced ears.
14K yellow gold and turquoise ring in Egyptian Revival style of the 1920-1930s with the sides engraved in papyrus motif. No maker’s mark. Size 8. Weighs 4.2 dwts.
Squash blossom necklace with bench-made single strand of beads, rare, artist signed in etching pen by Vickie Tortalita, Jan. 25, 1973. Central naja, or crescent-shaped pendant (2.5”L x 3”H), a symbol of fertility and abundance. Squash blossoms run up each side of the necklace, from a colonial Spanish pomegranate blossom design.