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Navajo Handmade Sterling Silver
Baby-Child-Youth Stone Bracelets

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The size listed is the total inside circumference which includes the gap and this is the approximate wrist size (see diagram below). Most of these bracelets can be adjusted smaller or larger about 1/4".

Paula says - "Pieces that are New Old Stock (NOS) were made more than 30 years ago but were never used - they are brand new vintage!"

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and coral cluster Baby Child Youth Bracelet by R.W. James
BCY142 - 4"
7/16" tall at front.
Coral cluster bracelet.
stamped: W. JAMES
R. W. James, Navajo

$35

(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver baby bracelet
BCY139 - 4 1/4"
3/8" tall at front.
Coral sweater bracelet.
stamped: STERLING

$25

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver baby bracelet
BCY114 - 4 1/4"
1/2" tall at face.
Bear paw shadowbox with turquoise cabochon.
marked: Sterling  LP
Leta Parker, Navajo

$22

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver twist and coral baby bracelet
BCY147 - 4 1/4"
1/8" tall at front.
Twist with coral.

$24

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and turquoise baby bracelet
BCY143 - 4 3/8"
1/8" tall at front.
Turquoise.

$22

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver feathers and turquoise Baby Child Youth Bracelet by Jackie Lincoln
BCY145 - 4 3/8"
7/16" tall at front.
Turquoise feather bracelet.
stamped: J   Sterling
Jackie Lincoln, Navajo

$33

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and turquoise Baby Child Youth Bracelet by R.W. James
BCY144 - 4" 1/2
3/4" tall at front.
Turquoise bracelet.
stamped: STERLING SPENCER

$55

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver and coral row Baby Child Youth Bracelet by Zuni Belvery Cachini
BCY146 - 4 1/2"
1/8" tall at front.
Coral row bracelet.
stamped: BCT    Sterling
Belvera Cachini, Zuni

$40

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver feathers and lapis Baby Child Youth Bracelet by Jackie Lincoln
BCY148 - 4 1/2"
7/16" tall at front.
Lapis feather bracelet.
stamped: J   Sterling
Jackie Lincoln, Navajo

$33

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver and coral baby bracelet by Navajo JoAnn Silver
BCY135 - 4 1/2"
Coral Inlay Hearts
Karla Chavez, Zuni
sterling silver(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

$40

(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and opal bracelet
BCY137 - 4 1/2"
Opal hearts. Goes from pink to green depending on light.
sterling silver

$40

Authentic Native American  Navajo Sterling Silver bracelet by Delores Jensen
BCY132 - 4 1/2"
Turquoise Shadowbox
Delores Jensen, Navajo
Hallmarks: 925 (designates sterling silver)

$40

(ONLY ONE AVAILABL

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and coral baby bracelet by Elton Cadman
BCY140 - 4 5/8"
3/8" tall at front.
Coral row bracelet.
stamped: Sterling with maker's mark
Elton Cadman, Navajo

$48

Authentic Native American  Zuni Sterling Silver bracelet by Karla Chavez
BCY127 - 4 5/8"
Turquoise Inlay Hearts
Karla Chavez, Zuni
sterling silver

$39

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver baby bracelet by Elton Cadman

BCY116 - 4 5/8"
3/8" wide at face
8 turquoise stones
Hallmarks:
STERLING and artist's mark like a bird
Elton Cadman, Navajo

$45

(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Authentic Native American  Navajo Sterling Silver bracelet by Jackie Lincoln
BCY131 - 4 5/8""
Coral
Jackie Lincoln, Navajo
Hallmarks: J Sterling

$35

Hand made Authentic Native American  Navajo Sterling Silver bracelet
BCY115B - 5"
1/8" wide at face
5 turquoise stones
Hallmarks:
BCT Zuni
Belvera Cachini, Zuni
sterling silver
$39
 

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White Buffalo Navajo Pawn Collection White Buffalo Collection

We recently purchased a large collection of vintage but unused Native American artifacts including jewelry, rugs and pottery. It was part of the estate of a Navajo woman who was a missionary that worked with Native Americans in Four Corners - the area of the American southwest where four states meet- New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. As a single parent, she raised 5 daughters and a son while also providing food, shelter, and clothing to less fortunate people that needed assistance. Often she was thanked for her help by gifts of Native American items.

Most of the items in this collection are from the 1970s to the 1980s. We offer these items to you with great respect and with the information we received from the family plus our research.

We named the collection after one of the pieces in the group, a hand carved Navajo fetish necklace honoring the Sacred White Buffalo.


Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationBUFFALO MEDICINE - The appearance of White Buffalo is a sign that prayers are being heard, that the sacred pipe and Spirit are being honored. White Buffalo signals a time of abundance, prosperity and thankfulness. Buffalo was the major source of sustenance for indigenous cultures of the plains, giving meat for food, hides for shelter and clothing, and Spirit Medicine. The Medicine of Buffalo is prayer, gratitude and praise for that which has been received. Buffalo Medicine is also knowing that abundance is present when all relations are honored as sacred, and when gratitude is expressed to every living part of creation, recognizing the sacredness of every walk of life.


SOLD BCY BRACELETS
Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and turquoise cluster Baby Child Youth Bracelet by R.W. James
BCY141 - 4"
7/16" tall at front.
Turquoise cluster bracelet.
stamped: JAMES
R. W. James, Navajo

$35
SOLDSOLD
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver bracelet
BP320 - 4 1/4"
Coral cabochon
3/8" wide at front, 1/4" at ends
sterling silver
White Buffalo Collection
New Old Stock

$50
SOLD
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Native American Indian Jewelry; Navajo Sterling Silver bracelet
BCY125 - 4 1/2"
Turquoise Sweater Bracelet
Elton Cadman, Navajo
Hallmark STERLING
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)


$26 SOLD

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver baby bracelet
BCY136 - 4 1/4"
1/2" tall at face.
Bear paw shadowbox with coral cabochon.
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

$22
SOLD

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver baby bracelet by Elton Cadman
BCY100 - 4 3/4"
1/2" wide at front
5 turquoise stones
Hallmarks:
Sterling
Elton Cadman, Navajo
$48
SOLD
Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver baby bracelet
BCY138 - 4 1/4"
5 turquoise stones
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

$28
SOLD

Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver baby bracelet by Elton Cadman

BCY116 - 4 5/8"
3/8" wide at face
8 turquoise stones
Hallmarks:
STERLING and artist's mark like a bird
Elton Cadman, Navajo

$48
SOLD

(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Authentic Native American  Navajo Sterling Silver bracelet
BCY135 - 4 1/4" to 4 3/4"
Coral Inlay Hearts
Karla Chavez, Zuni

$35
SOLD

Authentic Native American  Navajo Sterling Silver bracelet
BCY134 - 4 3/8" to 5 1/8"
Turquoise
Marie Bahe, Navajo
Hallmarks: Marie B.  Sterling
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

$45
SOLD

Authentic Native American  Navajo Sterling Silver bracelet
BCY129 - 4 1/2" to 5"
Turquoise
Jackie Lincoln, Navajo
Hallmarks: Sterling

$20
SOLD

Hand made Authentic Native American  Navajo Sterling Silver bracelet

BCY99F - 4 1/2" to 5 1/8"
15/16" tall at face
.
Hallmarks: Marie B Sterling
Marie Bahe, Navajo

$39
SOLD
Authentic Native American  Navajo Sterling Silver bracelet
BCY127 - 4 1/4" to 4 3/4"
Turquoise Inlay Hearts
Karla Chavez, Zuni

$35
SOLD

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Native American Stone Bracelets

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Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationThe stone bracelets in our store are made primarily by Native American artists of the Navajo, Zuni, and Hopi tribes of the Southwest United States. To start out with, we'd like to give you an idea of how their style of jewelry making differs from each other.

Navajo - The Navajo were the first silversmiths. The commonly design jewelry around a stone's natural shape. When Navajo do inlay, it is bolder than Zuni inlay and usually has silver between the inlaid pieces (called "channel inlay").

Zuni - The Zuni are stonesmiths that cuts stones to fit into a precise geometric pattern or design. They tend to use four traditional colors:

  • Blue - turquoise
  • Red - Coral
  • Black - Jet or Onyx
  • White - Opal or Mother of Pearl

Their inlay tends to be more complex than Navajo, with more cuts and patterns. They usually don't use silver between the inlaid pieces but produce "stone on stone" inlays.

The Zuni also produce meticulous Needlepoint (narrow stones pointed on both ends) and Petit Point (any other small cut stone shape such as oval, teardrop etc.) pieces, often in clusters.

Most snake designs are done by the Zuni.

Hopi - The Hopi are silversmiths and design pieces mostly of solid silver with a cutout design on top of the main piece. The background is usually oxidized and etched with hashmarks. Two characteristics of Hopi work are two pieces of silver soldered together and minimal use of stones.

Hallmark:
Most modern Indian jewelry is stamped "Sterling", for sterling silver, and is signed or has a hallmark by the artist. However a lack of hallmarks, initials, or signatures doesn't mean it is not authentic. In the past, most reservation-made Indian jewelry was not signed and had no hallmark.

Stones

Native American Indians use many types of stones in making bracelets and other jewelry. Read about different kinds of stone here.

The traditional stone used in southwest Native American stone bracelets and other jewelry is turquoise.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green, with a possible shading towards brown-veined greens. Matrix (veining) may or may not be present in any color(s). It is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue.

Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, the turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks (sometimes called "fools gold" or iron pirite) which is very desirable.

The more blue, the higher the copper content. The more green, the higher the iron content.

Sometimes turquoise is cut so that it takes some of the mother rock with it. This is referred to as "Boulder Turquoise" and happens to be very popular right now as it shows great contrast between the turquoise and the rock which surrounded it.

Not All Turquoise is Created Equal

If you are looking at two turquoise bracelets one at $30 and the other at $500, what is the difference? Well, there are many uses and misuses of the word turquoise.

Natural Turquoise is a stone that has not been altered in any way. It is the way it was found in nature. Natural Turquoise looks very real and beautiful but, over time, when exposed to light, sweat, perfume, makeup, oils and detergents, it can deteriorate (crumble) and lose its color or change color to a pale green. It can also lose its structural stability and crumble and crack. To deal with these problems, methods have been developed to preserve turquoise. Manufacturers and dealers use the following terms in a non-standard fashion, so if you are ever in doubt when purchasing a turquoise item, you should ask about the origin of the turquoise and its treatment.

Enhanced Turquoise usually refers to a natural stone that has been treated with electrical currents that hardens the stone and enhances the color. Nothing else is done to the stone. Enhanced turquoise should not change color over time.

Stabilized Turquoise has been impregnated with an acrylic or epoxy to harden the stone and enhance the color. Almost all turquoise used for heishi necklaces and fetish carvings is stabilized because otherwise the heishi would quickly fade and break.

Compressed stones have been hardened by extreme pressure.

Fracture-Sealing uses resin or polymer to harden the matrix in the stone. (Matrix is other minerals mixed in the turquoise or portions of the "mother rock" in which the turquoise formed. Matrix appears in the turquoise as uneven areas of brown or black).

Artificial or Imitation Turquoise - There are a number of manufactured turquoise products, some of which look like real stone and others that look like plastic. Some minerals, like howlite, can be dyed to look like turquoise.

Synthetic and Lab Grown Turquoise have the same chemical composition and physical look of natural turquoise.

Block Turquoise is manufactured in blocks and is made to look like turquoise. It may be all plastic polymer or it may have crushed or powdered turquoise or other stone mixed with resin or polymer. Block Turquoise sometimes has swirls or blobs of dark dye added to simulate the look of matrix.

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