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Vintage Sterling Silver
Natural Carico Lake Turquoise
and Coral Bolo Tie

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Authentic Vintage Navajo Carico Turquoise and coral bolo tie

Size
2 1/4" x 1 1/2" slide;
2" long cone tips;
1 1/2" long dangles
Materials
Sterling Silver, Read about silver;
Carico Lake Turquoise, coral; Read about stones
Bennett-style clasp
Hallmarks
HGC written with marker on the back, which we think means High Grade Carico
Artist
unknown
Condition
Vintage, pre-owned; stones intact and tight with no chips or cracks

Authentic Vintage Navajo Carico Turquoise and coral bolo tie

Includes original certificate of guarantee dated 1976.

Authentic Vintage Navajo Carico Turquoise and coral bolo tie

Bennett-style clasp.

 

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Natural Carico Lake Turquoise and Coral Bolo

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Paula says - "A stunning piece of natural turquoise from the Carico Lake Turquoise Mine complimented by deep red branch coral. Vintage 1976."

Authentic Vintage Navajo Carico Turquoise and coral bolo tie

Authentic Vintage Navajo Carico Turquoise and coral bolo tie

Authentic Vintage Navajo Carico Turquoise and coral bolo tie

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 by exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even NOS.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

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The Big Old Ring Collection came from a gentleman in Texas who bought a lot of Native American jewelry back in the 1970s. Among the items were a bolo tie with a gorgeous stone of natural Carico Lake Turquoise, a large natural bear claw pendant, and many big old rings. Truly wonderful items that you cannot find today.

Carico Lake Turquoise

Carico Lake turquoise comes from a dry lake bed in Lander County, Nevada. Known mainly for its gold mining operations, Carico Lake is at about 5000 foot elevation, higher than most turquoise mines. The beautiful stones are green because of their high zinc content and are usually described as spring green or Irish green.

Coral, Red Coral (also called Red Branch Coral)

Red Coral is the common name given to Corallium Rubrum and several related species of marine coral. Red coral is a collection of hundreds of tiny animals living together in a colonies that resemble small leafless bushes growing on dark, rocky seabottom. The coral skeleton is composed hard calcium carbonate, colored in shades of red from pale pink to deep red. It can be semi-translucent to opaque. It is naturally matte, but can be polished to a glassy shine. Red coral is frequently dyed to enhance color and it can also be impregnated with resins or epoxies to fill surface fissures and flaws. Coral jewelry has been found in ancient Egyptian and prehistoric European burials. The Romans believed coral could protect children from harm, as well as cure bites from snakes and scorpions and diagnose diseases by changing colour.

What is a Bolo Tie?

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationA bolo tie, also called a “shoestring necklace” or simply a bola, can be thought of as a Western necktie. A bolo tie can range from an inexpensive “string tie” to an elaborate sterling silver and leather affair. Maybe your younger brother had one of those string ties that he wore with his cowboy hat and cap guns ??!!

A bolo has three parts:

  • The cord that goes around the neck is called the lariat. It is traditionally braided from leather, and most commonly black leather. The lariat can also be made from woven cord, thus the term “string tie”.

  • The ends of the lariat are finished off with tips. The tips can be made of sterling silver, copper or other metals. They can be machine made tips or hand made tips.

  • And finally we get to the Pièce de résistance which means the focal point, the best part or feature, the artistic creation for which the other portions exist ! The slide. The slide is a decorative feature that, as its name indicates, slides up and down on the lariat. The slide can be worn up at the neck in the same position as a necktie knot (formal) or down lower for a more casual effect. Slides can vary as widely as the artist’s imagination and can utilize many materials.

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