Vintage Native American Indian Turquoise Bracelet

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Fannie Platero, Navajo - Vintage NOS
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Bracelet
HK Item #BP326

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Authentic Native American Vintage NOS sterling silver and turquoise bracelet size 7 by Navajo Fannie Platero

Condition
Vintage, NOS, excellent, new old stock
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, Read about stones
Size
7" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

1" wide at front tapering to 1/2" at ends
Weight
67 grams
Hallmark
stamped:
F STERLING
Artist
Fannie Platero, Navajo

Authentic Native American Vintage NOS sterling silver and turquoise bracelet size 7 by Navajo Fannie Platero

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Authentic Native American Vintage NOS sterling silver and turquoise bracelet size 7 by Navajo Fannie Platero

7 Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones.

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Fannie Platero, Navajo
Sterling Silver
Vintage NOS
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Bracelet

BP326 - $295 plus s/h
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Paula says - "This piece is NOS (new old stock) that was made more than 30 years ago but never used - it is brand new vintage!"

Authentic Native American Vintage NOS sterling silver and turquoise bracelet size 7 by Navajo Fannie Platero

Authentic Native American Vintage NOS sterling silver and turquoise bracelet size 7 by Navajo Fannie Platero

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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.

Sleeping Beauty Turquoise comes from one of the largest turquoise mines in North America located in Gila County, Arizona near the town of Globe. This turquoise is prized for its uniform blue color with little or no matrix that allows the stones to be easily matched and cut. It is the favorite stone of Zuni Pueblo silversmiths for use in petit point, needlepoint and inlay jewelry. Only 4% of the turquoise taken from the mine is left natural. Most is is enhanced or stabilized and sold to large distributors in the USA and Europe.

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.

NOTE: Items in our Vintage Shop are either USED or NEW. They might come from inheritances, estate sales, private collections, and store liquidations. Many items are brand new (NOS, New Old Stock) and in perfect condition while others may show tarnish, scratches and other signs of use. Major issues will be described in detail and shown in photos. Vintage Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
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 .
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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