Vintage Native American Indian Paua Shell Bracelet  

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Etta Endito - Navajo Sterling Silver
NOS Vintage Paua Shell Bracelet
HK Item #BP174

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Authentic Vintage NOS  Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Paua Shell bracelet

Materials
Sterling silver, Read about silver;
Paua shell, Read about stones
Size

5 7/8" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

1 1/8" tall at the front, tapers to 1/4" at ends

Hallmark
EE
Artist
Etta Endito, Navajo
Condition
Vintage, NOS, excellent

Authentic Vintage NOS  Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Paua Shell bracelet

Bracelet measurements

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Paula says - "Blue Paua shell is a type of abalone that is only found in the cool blue waters of New Zealand. Like mother-of-pearl and opal, it is prized for its highly iridescent luster.

"This piece is NOS (new old stock) that was made in the 1970s but never used - it is brand new vintage!"

Authentic Vintage NOS  Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Paua Shell bracelet

Authentic Vintage NOS  Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Paua Shell bracelet

Questions or more details.

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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 .
Vintage
30 years or older.
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

Store Policies

Paua is the most colorful type of abalone and is found only in the waters of New Zealand. Its color variations include greens and pinks, purples and blues, gold and crimson. Paua shell is iridescent - the color changes when viewed at different angles - like Mother of Pearl shell but more brilliant. The striking colors are from light being refracted within the crystal layers, much like the iridescence found in opals. Paua shell was traditionally used by Maori for the eyes of their carvings and is regarded by New Zealanders past and present as a taonga or treasure.

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.

 

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