Justin Marin, Navajo
Vintage Sterling Silver
Twin Claws Bolo Tie
HK Item #BOL106

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vintage sterling silver Twin Claws with turquoise and coral Bolo tie

Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, excellent; dark patina; good cord with tight tips; stones and claws firmly set with no cracks or chips; clasp works fine
Size
slide is 3 1/2" tall x 2 1/2" wide
2 1/4" long tips
Weight
85 grams
Materials
turquoise, coral, Read about stones;
two claws;
sterling silver, Read about silver;
braided leather cord;
Bennett clasp
Hallmark
inscribed: Made by Justin Marin, Navajo
Artist
Justin Marin, Navajo

vintage sterling silver Twin Claws with turquoise and coral Bolo tie

Bennett clasp.
Read about Bennett clasp.

Justin Marin, Navajo
Vintage Sterling Silver
Twin Claws Bolo Tie

#BOL106 - $1,195

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vintage sterling silver Twin Claws with turquoise and coral Bolo tie

vintage sterling silver Twin Claws with turquoise and coral Bolo tie

Slide is 3 1/2" tall x 2 1/2" wide with 2 1/4" long tips.

We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "vintage" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewelry, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

Read about polishing silver here.

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Read about the origin of the bolo tie.

What is a Bolo Tie?

Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationA bolo tie, also called a “shoestring necklace” or simply a bola, can be thought of as a Western necktie. A bolo tie can range from an inexpensive “string tie” to an elaborate sterling silver and leather affair. Maybe your younger brother had one of those string ties that he wore with his cowboy hat and cap guns ??!!

A bolo has three parts:

  • The cord that goes around the neck is called the lariat. It is traditionally braided from leather, and most commonly black leather. The lariat can also be made from woven cord, thus the term “string tie”.

  • The ends of the lariat are finished off with tips. The tips can be made of sterling silver, copper or other metals. They can be machine made tips or hand made tips.

  • And finally we get to the Pièce de résistance which means the focal point, the best part or feature, the artistic creation for which the other portions exist ! The slide. The slide is a decorative feature that, as its name indicates, slides up and down on the lariat. The slide can be worn up at the neck in the same position as a necktie knot (formal) or down lower for a more casual effect. Slides can vary as widely as the artist’s imagination and can utilize many materials.

 

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 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.

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 and artifacts. 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.

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