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 Navajo Pawn Wolf Collection

Juliana Williams and Martha Smiley, Navajo
Sterling Silver
Vintage Navajo Petit Point
Turquoise Cluster Bolo

HK Item #BOL62

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Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Navajo petit point bolo tie by Juliana Williams and Martha Smiley Navajo

Size
3" diameter;
32" long cord including tips;
1 3/4" long tips
Weight
53 grams
Materials
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
Turquoise, Read about stones
Hallmarks
STERLING
JW MS
Artist
Juliana Williams and Martha Smiley, Navajo
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, cord good; tips tight; clasp works fine; stones tight with no cracks, chips or missing pieces

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Navajo petit point bolo tie by Juliana Williams and Martha Smiley Navajo

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Navajo petit point bolo tie by Juliana Williams and Martha Smiley Navajo

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Juliana Williams and Martha Smiley, Navajo
Sterling Silver
Vintage Navajo Petit Point
Turquoise Cluster Bolo

#BOL62 - $395 SOLD

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Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Navajo petit point bolo tie by Juliana Williams and Martha Smiley Navajo

Authentic Vintage Native American sterling silver and turquoise Navajo petit point bolo tie by Juliana Williams and Martha Smiley Navajo

1 3/4 inch long tips.
Bennett-style clasp.

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. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
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.

 Navajo Pawn Wolf Collection Cryer Creek Collection

The jewelry and artifacts in this collection were gathered by a man born in 1933 and who has been collecting for over 60 years. He has a great love of Native American people, their culture and customs and their art. Living and working most of his life in Texas, he has been particularly drawn to Lakota, Comanche, Apache, Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni pieces. We will be listing items from his collection over the next year, so keep an eye on the Newly Listed Items page.

TURQUOISE is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.

Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and 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, 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. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.


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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