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Vintage Jewelry

Wesley Craig, Navajo
Sterling Silver and Gold
NOS Vintage Opal Feather Bracelet
HK Item #BP347

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Authentic Native American vintage NOS sterling silver and gold and Opal feather bracelet size 6 by Navajo Wes Craig

Condition
NOS, vintage, new, smooth symmetric shape; even patina; stone tight with no cracks, chips or scratches
Materials
Size
6" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below.

1/2" wide all around
Weight
28 grams
Hallmark
stamped: IHMSS (stands for Indian Hand Made Sterling Silver)
Wes Craig
12 KGF
Artist
Wesley Craig, Navajo
Read about Wesley Craig here.

Authentic Native American vintage NOS sterling silver and gold and Opal feather bracelet size 6 by Navajo Wes Craig

Bracelet measurements

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Vintage Jewelry

Wesley Craig, Navajo
Sterling Silver and Gold
NOS Vintage Opal Feather Bracelet

BP347 - $300 SOLD

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Paula says - "This piece is NOS (new old stock) that was made more than a decade ago but never sold - it is brand new vintage!

"Want your jewelry to look like new? Read my blog 'To Polish or Not to Polish'. "

Authentic Native American vintage NOS sterling silver and gold and Opal feather bracelet size 6 by Navajo Wes Craig

Authentic Native American vintage NOS sterling silver and gold and Opal feather bracelet size 6 by Navajo Wes Craig

Authentic Native American vintage NOS sterling silver and gold and Opal feather bracelet size 6 by Navajo Wes Craig

Silver Bracelets

Stone Bracelets

Vintage Bracelets

Bargain Bracelets

Mexican Bracelets

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Vintage JewelryLouisiana Collection                   

A splendid Chippewa gentleman who was a disabled veteran, operated a Native American jewelry store in Louisiana which he loved very much. He and his wife shopped in the southwest for their store. When he passed on, his wife, also a disabled veteran, didn't feel she would be able to operate the store alone and besides the memories of her dear husband were so entwined with the jewelry, she felt she needed to move on. After a few years, and with the help of a good girlfriend, she began going through the items in her storage locker and sending them to us to find new homes for.

All of these items are New Old Stock and some of them are vintage. This is quite a large collection which we will be listing for some time to come.

ABOUT OPAL

is a naturally blue stone with interior fracturing of light which results in a play of color. Opal is October's birthstone and is believed to make the wearer less self-conscious, thereby encouraging spontaneous action and awakening one's psyche.

Natural opal

(also known as precious opal) contains between 3-10% water but can be as high as 20% and this can make the stones less stable.

Lab opal

is considered a true synthetic or created opal produced in controlled laboratory conditions and with the same chemical composition as natural opal but with a very low moisture content making it more durable. Lab opal has much fracturing of light and brilliant colors including blue, pink, purple, red and green. Most opal used in Native American jewelry is lab opal.

Imitation opal

(artificial or simulated opal) is different chemically from natural and lab opal. It is made up of 80% silica and 20% resin and is an economical option to both precious and lab opal.

Read more about opal.     Read about stones.

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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