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Francisco Gomez, Spanish
Kachina Necklace and Ring Set
HK Item #BBS69

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Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

Size
necklace is adjustable up to 24" end to end;
center kachina is 3 1/8" tall;
side kachinas are 2 3/4" tall;
ring size 10 1/4 is 1 3/4" tall
Materials
turquoise, coral, Read about stones;
sterling silver, Read about silver
Weight
72 grams
Condition
Pre-owned, excellent
Hallmarks
stamped: G  STERLING
Artist
Francisco Gomez, Spanish
[ 43 years as a silversmith and carver ]

Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

Ring size 10 1/4 is 1 3/4" tall.

Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

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Francisco Gomez, Spanish
Kachina Necklace and Ring Set

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Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

Center kachina is 3 1/8" tall.

Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

Side kachinas are 2 3/4" tall.

Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

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Kachina necklace and ring set by Spanish silversmith Francisco Gomez

Necklace is adjustable up to 24" long by fastening the clasp on any chain link.

Native American pawn jewelryPaula's Collection                   

During my early years, I accompanied my parents on trips every year, usually to Florida to escape the harsh midwest winters but also out west on summer road trips. During those trips, I accumulated the type of tourist grade Native American jewelry that a kid would buy and now, years later those items are referred to as being "Fred Harvey" style. Fred Harvey was an entrepreneur who created an avenue for Indians to make and sell jewelry to the tourists. Jewelry of the Fred Harvey era has typical Indian kitsch of arrows, tomahawks, tipis, thunderbirds and so on and was most produced from 130- throughout the 1950s.

You can read more about Fred Harvey here.

From childhood through college and beyond, I had an eye for that type of jewelry and collected it, yet rarely wore it !! About the only jewelry I wore for years was a Swiss Army watch and my wedding band. My Mother, also a jewelry lover, gave me a few vintage Native American pieces she had picked up. That really got me interested in older pawn items.Yet I was a collector, not a wearer.

Then suddenly, about ten years ago I started wearing first one Native American item, then another and soon I felt incomplete if I didn't wear at least one bracelet and necklace or pendant. Now I wear rings, belt buckles, watches and all things Native American. My favorites include lapis lazuli items, water bird pendants, Hopi bracelets and pendants, anything with Man in the Maze on it, silver beads, heishi of all kinds, storyteller bracelets, rings of all kinds, all kinds of fetishes and more.

Once I started working here at Horsekeeping and they added Native American jewelry to the website, my personal collection quickly outgrew my jewelry box.....so much so that I had to make a rule. Maybe some of you have done this with the clothes or shoes or purses in your closet. For every new item I bring into my personal collection, I must trade out at least one item. I've been doing this for years and now have quite a box of items that I will list in my own section "Paula's Collection".

When I first began collecting Native American items, I didn't realize the importance of knowing the artist's name - if I liked something and wanted it, I bought it. But now with all of our personal contacts with artists, our reference library, and our interest in providing as much information as we can to our customers, we are all very interested in finding out the artist's name, relatives, and tribal affiliation. So I'll do my best to give you the most information I can on each piece.

I hope you enjoy browsing through our pawn shop - and Paula's Collection - it is a treasure trove of American History!

What is the Bargain Barn?

Our Bargain Barn is a mixed bag of new and used items. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. We'll give you as much information as we can, but often the materials, date and origin are unknown.
Bargain Barn items are sold as described and are not returnable.

For vintage items visit our Vintage Shop.

For new items visit our New Jewelry Store.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
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Patina
A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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