NOS Opal Post Earrings
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NOS Opal Post Earrings
Paula says: "These earrings are NOS (new old stock) that were made more than a decade ago but never sold - they are brand new vintage!
"In my opinion, these earrings show all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because we are unable to attribute the hallmark to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."
The owner of this jewelry, RT, was a 100% Sac and Fox Nation member who was an avid fancy dancer. Fancy Dancing is loosely based on war dancing but considered appropriate to perform in public. Today fancy dancers perform at many powwows across the North American continent and the world. A big part of powwows are the craft tables and tents that members set up to sell items they or other family or friends have made. RT was a fancy dancer for many years and she also had a booth at powwows. When RT passed away, her family was left with the items from her many years participating in powwows. After gifts were shared with her 6 step children and 11 step grandchildren, we purchased the rest and offer it to you.
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.
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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|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.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
|An item that has been used.|