Authentic Native American Navajo Indian Spiny Oyster Inlay Watch Tips

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Native American pawn jewelry

Arlene Yazzie - Navajo Sterling Silver
Ladies Spiny Oyster Inlay Watch Tips
HK Item # W270

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Authentic Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and spiny oyster Watch tips

Size

Watch tips are 1 1/8" long x 1/2" wide..

Tell us in the note section of your order what size wrist you have and we will put the appropriate size expansion band on the watch before we send it.

Materials
Spiny oyster, opal, Read about stones
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
AY   Sterling
Artist
Arlene Yazzie, Navajo
Condition
Pre-owned, like new

Authentic  Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and spiny oyster Watch tips

Inlaid watch tips are 1 1/8" x 1/2".

Authentic  Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and spiny oyster Watch tips

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Authentic Navajo Pawn Jewelry

Arlene Yazzie - Navajo Sterling Silver
Spiny Oyster Inlay Watch Tips

W270 - $195 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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Paula says - "You are buying the two watch tips shown here. The term Watch Tips refers to the two Native American made decorative panels that connect the timepiece to the expansion band.

"Beautiful Spiny Oyster and opal inlay with sterling silver channels between. Excellent workmanship and in excellent condition!

"We include at no extra charge an expansion band and the new timepiece pictured here. (None of these are sterling silver nor Native American made). The timepiece will be running when it leaves here. We are selling you the tips only - the timepiece and band are included free of charge, we make no warranty on the timepiece or band. With that said, I have never had one of these watches fail me, but then I don't wear my watch in the shower or while doing dishes."

Authentic  Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and spiny oyster Watch tips

Authentic  Native American Navajo Sterling Silver and spiny oyster Watch tips

Band and Timepiece Replacement

If you want to replace the timepiece or the band but your local jeweler is not familiar with Native American jewelry, we can recommend an excellent shop that we use for all of our jewelry repairs. After purchase from us, you can send the watch to them for a new watch face, and a face lift - anything from a light cleaning to a full polishing. - Paula

 

Native American pawn jewelryPaula's Collection                   

During my early years, I accompanied my parents on trips every year, usually to Florida to escape the harsh midwest winters but also out west on summer road trips. During those trips, I accumulated the type of tourist grade Native American jewelry that a kid would buy and now, years later those items are referred to as being "Fred Harvey" style. Fred Harvey was an entrepreneur who created an avenue for Indians to make and sell jewelry to the tourists. Jewelry of the Fred Harvey era has typical Indian kitsch of arrows, tomahawks, tipis, thunderbirds and so on and was most produced from 130- throughout the 1950s.

You can read more about Fred Harvey here.

From childhood through college and beyond, I had an eye for that type of jewelry and collected it, yet rarely wore it !! About the only jewelry I wore for years was a Swiss Army watch and my wedding band. My Mother, also a jewelry lover, gave me a few vintage Native American pieces she had picked up. That really got me interested in older pawn items.Yet I was a collector, not a wearer.

Then suddenly, about ten years ago I started wearing first one Native American item, then another and soon I felt incomplete if I didn't wear at least one bracelet and necklace or pendant. Now I wear rings, belt buckles, watches and all things Native American. My favorites include Spiny Oyster items, water bird pendants, Hopi bracelets and pendants, anything with Man in the Maze on it, silver beads, heishi of all kinds, storyteller bracelets, rings of all kinds, all kinds of fetishes and more.

Once I started working here at Horsekeeping and they added Native American jewelry to the website, my personal collection quickly outgrew my jewelry box.....so much so that I had to make a rule. Maybe some of you have done this with the clothes or shoes or purses in your closet. For every new item I bring into my personal collection, I must trade out at least one item. I've been doing this for years and now have quite a box of items that I will list in my own section "Paula's Collection".

When I first began collecting Native American items, I didn't realize the importance of knowing the artist's name - if I liked something and wanted it, I bought it. But now with all of our personal contacts with artists, our reference library, and our interest in providing as much information as we can to our customers, we are all very interested in finding out the artist's name, relatives, and tribal affiliation. So I'll do my best to give you the most information I can on each piece.

I hope you enjoy browsing through our pawn shop - and Paula's Collection - it is a treasure trove of American History!

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 by 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.
Vintage
30 years or older.
NOS
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
Pre-owned
An item that has been used.


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