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Our "Vintage Shop" contains contemporary and vintage items, sometimes with materials, date and origin unknown.
The items in the "Vintage Shop" are either hallmarked / signed authentic Native American Indian Made pieces OR unsigned / unmarked pieces. Prior to 1950 hallmarks were not commonly used. The unsigned pieces in our "Vintage Shop" are most likely Indian made but by law cannot be listed as such since their exact origin cannot be proven. We will designate authenticity status on each individual item page.
Most of the pieces have been previously owned but some are New Old Stock (NOS) that were never used. Many pieces have signs of wear and use such as darkened patina on silver and gold. Some may have damage. We will describe the condition of each item on its individual page.
For new items visit our New Jewelry Store.
For items not Native American visit our Bargain Barn.
Our Rescue Mission
We are in the vintage Native American jewelry rescue business and are passionate about finding new homes for used and vintage jewelry. That's why we purchase Native American pieces from estates, inheritances, collection downsizing and New Old Stock (NOS) inventory from closed stores.
Often people contact us after taking a box of Native American jewelry to their local pawn shop and find that a pawn shop is mainly interested in melt value of the metals and not in preserving the beautiful historic pieces. To hear that people have considered selling these treasures for melt value makes us truly sad.
Melt value is usually far below what we would offer for the jewelry. Yet we can't pay retail price for items because of the time and cost involved in finding new homes for them. We have to research, often repair and restore the jewelry, photograph and list each item on our website, and sometimes hold pieces in inventory for years until the right buyer comes along.
We hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.
"I had a great experience with Paula from Horsekeeping. She worked with me quickly and professionally to evaluate my items and paid me right away for them. Now they are on their way to happy homes! I would highly recommend working with Horsekeeping for buying and selling Native American jewelry." - Jaime
"The items from your Vintage Shop and bargain barn were a HUGE success. The lapis /silver necklace is incredible; the bearpaw fabulous; really unusual and distinctive. The feather earrings, seahorse earrings and dolphin necklace were divided up between the daughters in a flash !" - DB
"I love love love my pawn ring from you. It is one of the prettiest stones I own. Thank you again." - JS
"I just received the (pawn silver twist) bracelet this morning. It is perfect! Thank you." - M from Switzerland
"Hey Paula, I received the 3 pawn rings today and wanted to tell you that I just love them! Thank you so much." - KK
"My 4 pieces [pawn rings] arrived today. I can't put into words, how great each piece is! The "burial bead" ring is exceptional. What a surprise to find the stones so much more beautiful than in the photo! I am thrilled and already wore it today. Thank-you so much!" - Deb
"I recently order a ring from your Vintage Shop. Just want you to know I received it yesterday in the mail and my wife loved it. Just wanted to thank you for being an honest business person. In today's world I get very concerned about ordering over the internet. But you were right on top of it. Thank you and I look forward to future purchases my wife loves the antique Navajo rings" - JG
"I just love my earrings. I'm wearing them now." - MB
"I wanted to let you know that the Albert Cleveland buckle arrived today safe and sound. I am very happy with it. Thank you for everything." - L from Canada
"Thank you for offering the wonderful Kingman Pendant. It is every bit as magical as I had hoped for and your Vintage Shop and service is awesome." - LP
"I love the twist bracelet! It's really comfortable and just what I wanted. I'm glad I bought it..it's one of those bracelets that can be left on all the time. Thanks for sending it out so quickly." - Deb
"The patina of the horse earrings is beautiful. I was considering getting these for a gift, but it will be hard to part with them. The simplicity of them is what makes them so special and pretty." - NL
"Hi Paula, I am so glad I bought the roadrunner pin. I just love it! It's well made and I really like the shape of it. Thank you for helping me again." - D
"I wanted to let you know that I received my watch and it is absolutely beautiful!! It is my first piece of handmade Native American jewelry. I am certain that it is something I will wear for many years to come! Thank you for making my first "big" internet purchase such a smooth transaction. Happy Holidays to you and yours!! Many thanks." - MT
"I received the [pawn] bracelet today, thank you for your speedy shipment. Beautiful piece!" - VR
"I 'm wearing my Onyx bracelet today...and my colleagues love it...Wow...hooo...it's beautiful. Mmmm. Makes me feel soooo good." - MJV
"My huichol bracelet came in perfect condition and as described. I just wanted to say thank you and Iwill continue to visit your
cool website. I appreciate the expediency of the service." - Lee
"The bracelet [bear paw bracelet] is lovely." - Marie
"Thanks so much, just got the Denim Lapis ring in the mail today and immediately put it on. Fits real nice and ... appreciate your prompt service and delivery (as usual ) and will probably be back for more sometime in the future." - Shirl
"Hello Paula, I loveeeeeeeeeeee my ring & the slave bracelet also. I wanted to thank you." - Maria
"The ring [bear claw ring] is absolutely fabulous !!!!! I have a HUGE Grizzly claw cuff, I acquired some years back. I've learned that, by the workmanship, of the different pieces, one can pretty much tell the decade it was created. The ring and my cuff have basically the same theme characteristics. This ring I think would date about the mid 70's even 80's.
The ring will complement the cuff nicely." - T
"I just picked up the (Elsie Nez turquoise cabochon) bracelet at the post office and immediately tried it on....it is SOME BRACELET!!! It has a "presence" when it is on and it (I know it sounds crazy but...) feels like a hand holding my arm..in a good way.
"Anyway, was very happy with the whole ordering process with you guys and will probably order more in the future. You have unique pieces and they are always changing, so I visit your site often, cause you never know. Love Elsie's bracelet and all the best to you all." - Shirley