Fred Koruh, Hopi
Vintage Sterling Silver
Geode Bear Bolo Tie
HK Item #BOL113

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Authentic Native American vintage sterling silver Geode Bear Bolo Tie by Hopi silversmith Fred Koruh

Condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent; bright patina; excellent cord with tips firmly attached; clasp works fine; geode firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces
Size
slide is 2 5/8" tall x 1 5/8" wide;
1 7/8" long tips
Weight
54 grams
Materials
geode, Read about stones;
sterling silver, Read about silver;
braided leather cord;
Bennett-style clasp
Hallmark
inscribed: Fred Koruh Hopi and a spider
Artist
Fred Koruh, Hopi

Authentic Native American vintage sterling silver Geode Bear Bolo Tie by Hopi silversmith Fred Koruh

Bennett-style clasp.
Read about Bennett clasp.

Authentic Native American vintage sterling silver Geode Bear Bolo Tie by Hopi silversmith Fred Koruh

Read about the origin of the bolo tie.

Fred Koruh, Hopi
Vintage Sterling Silver
Geode Bear Bolo Tie

#BOL113 - $325 SOLD

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Authentic Native American vintage sterling silver Geode Bear Bolo Tie by Hopi silversmith Fred Koruh

Slide is 2 5/8" tall x 1 5/8" wide.

Authentic Native American vintage sterling silver Geode Bear Bolo Tie by Hopi silversmith Fred Koruh

Authentic Native American vintage sterling silver Geode Bear Bolo Tie by Hopi silversmith Fred Koruh

1 7/8" 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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What is a Geode?

Geodes are hollow, usually globe-like, rocks. The outer shell is commonly quartz with the inside lined by various minerals (often crystalline) such as purple amethyst, agate, jasper or clear quartz. Read about stones

Native American Bear Symbolism

Bear is considered the most powerful of all of the animals and is one of the most popular subjects of Native American carvers. Bear is a spiritual guide and represents strength and self-knowledge. Bear has supernatural powers and 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.

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
of
Native American Indian Jewerly and Artifacts

Native American Jewelry blog tips and informationWe 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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