Vintage Turquoise Coral Snake Bracelet

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Horsekeeping LLC Native American Pawnpawn- Sterling Silver
Turquoise Coral Snake Bracelet
HK Item #BP210

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Authentic Vintage Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake bracelet

4 turquoise stones, 3 coral pieces, 2 snakes.

Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, stones firmly set with with no cracks or chips; see photos for patina
Size

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

1" tall at the front

Weight
78 grams
Materials
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Turquoise, coral, Read about stones
Hallmark
G R
STERLING
Artist
unknown

Authentic Vintage Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake bracelet

Authentic Vintage Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake bracelet

Authentic Vintage Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake bracelet

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We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewerly, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

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Paula says - "You'll probably never see snakes used in Navajo jewelry but they are often seen in Zuni jewelry.

The snake in some Native American tribes is considered to represent the same properties as lightning or the lightning arrow. They often have a similar visual form. The snake does not symbolize anything negative or treacherous. Rather, the snake represents abundant rainfall and fertility. Other tribes use the snake as a healing image or for swiftness in battle.

We here in Colorado live with snakes - they are part of the landscape and ecosystem. Since our climate is semi-arid, we welcome the abundant rainfall the snake might bring.

"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

Authentic Vintage Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake bracelet

Authentic Vintage Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake bracelet

Authentic Vintage Native American Zuni Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral Snake bracelet

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 .
 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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Horsekeeping LLC Native American Pawn


The Old Stone Collection
is a group of high quality items that an avid Native American jewelry aficionado gathered throughout her life. When the jewelry passed on to her daughter, she contacted us. Watch for many fine items coming over the next months.

 


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.

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.

Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

 

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