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Silver and Turquoise
NP236 - $30 plus s/h
Paula says - "In my opinion, this pendant shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo made. But because it doesn't have a hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."
Comes with 18" sterling silver chain as shown.
Can be worn with a sterling silver chain, cable, collar or leather choker.
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.
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.