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Asymmetric Tiger Eye Bracelet
HK Item #BP229

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Authentic Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Tiger Eye bracelet

Vintage, stone firmly set with with no cracks or chips; see photos for patina
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6 3/4" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

1 1/2" x 1/14" stone in setting
1 7/8" long leaf
3/4" wide at one end, 1 3/8" wide at other end
41 grams

Authentic Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Tiger Eye bracelet

Handmade feathers 1 7/8" long.

Authentic Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Tiger Eye bracelet

4-wire bracelet is 3/4" wide at one end and 1 3/8" wide at other end.

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Tiger Eye is a form of quartz that displays chatoyance (chatoyancy), which is a narrow band of wavy or silky sheen that changes its position when the polished gem is turned in the light. This opal-like iridescence resemble the eye of a cat or tiger.

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Asymmetric Tiger Eye Bracelet

BP229 - $135


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Paula says - "This bracelet is vintage and has been stored for years. We've left its patina as is but if you wish you can buff it to a brilliant shine.

"Are you wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the answer by clicking here."

Authentic Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Tiger Eye bracelet

Authentic Vintage Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Tiger Eye bracelet

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

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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. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even .
Vintage30 years or older.
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
An item that has been used.

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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 lapis lazuli 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 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. Native American Jewelry Blog tips and iinformationBut 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!

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.


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