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.
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.
Tank-style 14K yellow gold wristwatch with crocodile-embossed calf leather strap by Bulova. Seventeen-jewel mechanical movement. Includes case. Marked: 14K gold Bulova 5137962.
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.
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Sterling silver linked belt with hand stamped decoration and rings. Referred to as a concha as the first phase examples often resembled conch shells in shape. Each piece measures 2.25”L x 1.55”W x 0.2”H. Stamped sterling on reverse of one section.
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.
Rare Zuni squash blossom necklace with sunface design with turquoise, abalone, coral and jet. Zuni inlay using both stone on stone and channel set techniques. Naja or central crescent pendant, 1 1/2”W x 1 3/8”H; smaller sunbonnets, 1/2”W x 3/8”H.
Overlay technique bracelet with heavy solid 14K gold beads, bezel, and chiseled molding fused on top of a sterling silver base, set with five large, turquoise nuggets. Custom made by Alvina Quam, a famous Zuni jewelry maker, in 1982. Stamped with her initials AQ, in the style of her famous mother Alice in the 1960s. Stones from the Bisbee mine in Arizona, known for the bright blue color and gem-like quartz crystals in the stone.
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.