Vintage Turquoise Claw Necklace

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Turquoise and Claw Necklace

HK Item #N306

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Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Claw Necklace

Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Claw Necklace

12 claws and 12 turquoise nuggets.

24" inner circumference;
Naja 2 1/4" x 2 1/4" ;
Claws with caps approx. 1 3/4" long
7.5 mm beads
140 grams
Turquoise, Read about stones
Sterling silver, Read about silver
natural claws
Vintage, Pre-owned, excellent; all stones and claws firmly set and intact with no cracks, chips or missing pieces; see photos for patina

Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Claw Necklace

Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Claw Necklace


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Paula says - "This turquoise and claw necklace is all hand made and in excellent vintage condition.

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

Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Claw Necklace

Naja is 2 1/4" x 2 1/4".

Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Claw Necklace

Claws with caps approx. 1 3/4" long.

Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Claw Necklace

Hook and loop closure.
7.5 mm sterling silver beads.

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Vintage sterling silver Turquoise Claw Necklace

Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of fetish carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. He has supernatural powers, great healing powers. Bear is a symbol deliberate action, introspection, soul and insight for the past and the future. The Bear is the guardian of the West an is one of the animals of the Six Directions.

Bears are the main figure in the Mountain Way, an important Navajo ceremony. Bear claws are a traditional adornment to pendants and bracelets.

(Note: Almost all natural bear claws have a slight imperfection - many of them have a rub mark, a scratch, a crack or even a piece missing. Like the lines in people's fingernails, these imperfections are just part of the claw. In fact, that is one way you can tell that the bear claw is authentic and not man-made.)

Naja - The Naja has its origin with the Moors in Spain. It is a good luck charm to ward off the evil eye. It was often used on the browband of Moorish Horses. It is thought that it came to Mexico via the Spanish Moors and from there was adopted the Indians. The naja is the base pendant of many ornate Claw necklaces.

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.

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. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even NOS.
30 years or older.
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
An item that has been used.
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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