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 Pete Sierra, Navajo
Vintage Turquoise Cornrow Inlay Bracelet
HK Item #BP591
- size 6 7/8"

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vintage Navajo Inlay Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Pete Sierra

Size
6 7/8" total inside circumference (including 1 1/4" gap) and approximate wrist size. See diagram below;

1 1/4" wide
Weight
117 grams
Materials
turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver,
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Hallmarks
stamped: PS with maker's mark and STERLING
Artist
Pete Sierra, Navajo
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent; smooth symmetric shape; medium patina; stone inlay firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces

vintage Navajo Inlay Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Pete Sierra

vintage Navajo Inlay Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Pete Sierra

vintage Navajo Inlay Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Pete Sierra

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Pete Sierra, Navajo
Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Vintage Inlay Bracelet

BP591 - $995 plus s/h
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vintage Navajo Inlay Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Pete Sierra

vintage Navajo Inlay Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Pete Sierra

vintage Navajo Inlay Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Pete Sierra

vintage Navajo Inlay Bracelet 6 7/8 inch by Pete Sierra

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Pete Sierra, Navajo

Pete Sierra studied with the legendary Charles Loloma (1921-1991). Loloma was Hopi artist active from 1949-1991. He was one of the most innovative and influential Native American artists of his time. He used many techniques including tufa casting, lost wax casting, stone and wood inlay, and cobblestone. Although he was also a painter and ceramicist, he is most well known for his jewelry.

Corn Row or Cobblestone?

These inlay techniques of setting stone against stone are related yet different. They are most often seen in Navajo stone work. Both methods require that each stone be rounded or beveled along its top edges before being placed in the desired pattern.

Here is the difference: Corn row refers to similar size pieces of stone set parallel, side by side in a neat row - the edges of each stone are usually rounded. Cobblestone refers to pieces that are fitted perpendicular or angled to each other like you'd see in a stone courtyard. Often cobblestone pieces vary in size and have beveled rather than rounded edges.

Our Rescue Mission
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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.

ABOUT TURQUOISE

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.
Turquoise 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. Read more 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.
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