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HK Item #BP280
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7" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size.
See diagram below.|
1 1/2" wide at the front, 1 1/8" at ends
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 . |
years or older.|
Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.|
item that has been used.|
or more details.
3-Wire Turquoise Nugget Bracelet
BP280 - $595
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)
says - "This heavy vintage bracelet has three large turquoise nuggets
set in smooth bezels with handmade sterling silver leaves and raindrops. The three
wire design of the band provides a wide surface for attaching the stones and the
open spaces allow for ventilation, thus making the bracelets more comfortable
to wear in hot and humid weather.
more . . .
wondering why this item is not described as Native American? You can find the
answer by clicking here."
to Choose and Fit a Cuff Bracelet
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 jewerly, new or old,
check out our handy silver
cleaning and polishing cloth.
An avid Native American
jewelry and artifact collector lived by the ocean in southern California. When
he passed away, he left the fruits of his passion to his son. After a few years,
his son lovingly chose a few sentimental pieces to remind him of his dad and sent
the rest to us to find new homes for his dad's treasures. You will find some of
his items in the Vintage Shop and some that we couldn't verify as Native American
made, in the Bargain Barn. They are unique pieces wherever they landed.
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.
Turquoise 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.
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.
of Native American
Indian Jewerly and Artifacts
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.
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.
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.
hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet
another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.
isn't this item called Native American?
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
about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.