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NOS - Navajo Sterling Silver and Gold
Link Bracelet
HK Item #BP356

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Authentic Vintate NOS Native American Sterling Silver and Gold Link Bracelet by Navajo Ken and Mary Bill

Authentic Vintate NOS Native American Sterling Silver and Gold Link Bracelet by Navajo Ken and Mary Bill

Size

Can fit up to a 6 1/4" wrist;
Links are 1" long and 9/16" wide

Weight
33 grams
Materials
Sterling Silver, Read about silver
12K gold, Read about gold
Condition
Vintage, NOS, excellent
Hallmarks
stamped: tipi figure
K & M BILL
NAVAJO
Sterling
Artist
Ken and Mary Bill, Navajo

Read about authenticity
of Native American Indian jewelry
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Authentic Vintate NOS Native American Sterling Silver and Gold Link Bracelet by Navajo Ken and Mary Bill

Authentic Vintate NOS Native American Sterling Silver and Gold Link Bracelet by Navajo Ken and Mary Bill

Vintage Jewelry

Ken and Mary Bill - Navajo
NOS - Sterling Silver and Gold
Link Bracelet

BP356 - $350 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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

Authentic Vintate NOS Native American Sterling Silver and Gold Link Bracelet by Navajo Ken and Mary Bill

Paula says - "The gold in this bracelet has many years of patina from storage. We leave it that way so you can choose whether you want to wear it as vintage or buff it to a brilliant shine. The photo below shows a similar bracelet of my own before and after I buffed it with a polishing cloth."

Authentic Vintate NOS Native American Sterling Silver and Gold Link Bracelet by Navajo Ken and Mary Bill

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

Silver polishing cloths and anti tarnish bags

What Does Gold-Filled Mean?

Gold-Filled (GF) is a layer of gold 10K or greater mechanically bonded under heat and pressure to a base material, then rolled or drawn to a given thickness or gage. Gold filled jewelry has a surface layer of gold that is very thick compared to gold plated or electroplated items. Gold-filled jewelry are considered LIFETIME products, and the gold layer will not quickly wear off, as it does with gold plated jewelry.

To be called gold-filled, the FTC (U.S. Federal Trade Commission) requires that gold makes up at least 1/20th (5%) by weight of the total product. Legal markings are 14K, 12K, or 10K Gold-filled (G.F.) and the karat measurement of gold content MUST be part of the marking or designation.

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 exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.

 

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