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Coin Silver
Vintage 1940s Petrified Wood Bracelet
HK Item #BP435
- size 6 1/2"

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Vintage 1940s Coin Silver Petrified Wood Bracelet 6 1/2 inch

6 1/2" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. See diagram below;
7/8" wide at front, 3/8" at ends
21 grams
petrified wood, Read about stones
coin silver, Read about silver
vintage, pre-owned, excellent; smooth symmetric shape; stone firmly set with no cracks or chips; even medum patina

Vintage 1940s Coin Silver Petrified Wood Bracelet 6 1/2 inch

Vintage 1940s Coin Silver Petrified Wood Bracelet 6 1/2 inch

We leave the natural patina on our vintage jewelry because many of our customers like the old "vintage" appearance.

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Paula says - "This vintage bracelet is likely from the 1940s when most silver and stone work was done by hand and hallmarks were not yet commonly used. It was around the 1950s that the Navajo Guild and other groups encouraged Native American artists to identify their work with hallmarks." Read about hallmarks.

"This is a chisel cut split shank bracelet, a traditional Navajo and Zuni bracelet form where a solid band is split using a chisel to form two, three or more small bands with the ends left intact. The resulting open spaces allow for ventilation, thus making the bracelets more comfortable to wear in hot and humid weather." Read more . . .

Vintage 1940s Coin Silver Petrified Wood Bracelet 6 1/2 inch

Vintage 1940s Coin Silver Petrified Wood Bracelet 6 1/2 inch

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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.

Petrified Wood
is wood in which the vegetable material has been replaced by minerals, usually silica. The silica may be in the form of jasper, agate, chalcedony or even opal. For this process to occur the wood must buried in mud, ash, lake sediment or other material to exclude oxygen and prevent decay. The varied colors of petrified wood are created by minerals such as iron oxide and manganese oxide, that enter the wood in solution with the silica.

Coin Silver: When used in association with vintage Native American jewelry, this refers to the alloy that resulted when pre-1965 US silver coins were melted down to reuse in jewelry making. Coin silver made from US coins has less silver than sterling silver (90% compared to 92.5% in sterling silver) but that doesn’t necessarily make coin silver jewelry less desirable. In fact, because coin silver jewelry is usually older and hand hammered, it might be more valuable than if it were made of sterling silver. Vintage Mexican coins often had a silver content above that of US coins, therefore was softer and easier to hand hammer and preferred by some old-time silversmiths. Some Mexican coin silver jewelry will test as high as sterling silver.

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 (, 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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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.
30 years or older.
New Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.
An item that has been used.


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