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Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Coral
Claw Pendant with Chain
HK Item #P381

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Vintage Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Coral  Claw pendant with chain

Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, excellent; stones and claw intact with no cracks or chips, see photos for wear and even dark patina.
Size
2" tall including swinging bail;
1 1/4" wide;
1/8" bail opening
Weight
21 grams
Halmark
stamped: maker's mark of stylized feather (see photo below)
Materials
sterling silver, Read About Silver;
turquoise, coral, Read about stones;
claw
Artist
unknown

Vintage Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Coral  Claw pendant with chain

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Sterling Silver, Turquoise, Coral
Claw Pendant with Chain
P381 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
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Paula says - "In my opinion, this pendant shows 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."

Vintage Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Coral  Claw pendant with chain

Vintage Sterling Silver, Turquoise and Coral  Claw pendant with chain

Comes with vintage 21" sterling silver chain.

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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.)

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.
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.

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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