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    Alvin Vanderver, Navajo
Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Kokopelli Bracelet
HK Item #BP641
- size 6 1/8"

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Authentic Native American sterling silver Kokopelli Bracelet 6 1/8 inch by Navajo silversmith Alvin Vanderver

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

7/8" wide
Weight
48 grams
Materials
turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver,
Read about silver
Hallmarks
stamped: AV STERLING SN 385
Artist
Alvin Vanderver, Navajo
Condition
pre-owned, excellent; smooth symmetric shape; bright patina; stones firmly set with no cracks or chips

Authentic Native American sterling silver Kokopelli Bracelet 6 1/8 inch by Navajo silversmith Alvin Vanderver

Authentic Native American sterling silver Kokopelli Bracelet 6 1/8 inch by Navajo silversmith Alvin Vanderver

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Alvin Vanderver, Navajo
Sterling Silver and Turquoise
Kokopelli Bracelet
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BP641 - $335 plus s/h

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Paula says - "This kokopelli bracelet is made from nice heavy sterling silver and has two beautiful pale green turquoise stones.

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

"If you would like me to polish this bracelet before we ship it then put a note in the note section of the order page."

Authentic Native American sterling silver Kokopelli Bracelet 6 1/8 inch by Navajo silversmith Alvin Vanderver

Authentic Native American sterling silver Kokopelli Bracelet 6 1/8 inch by Navajo silversmith Alvin Vanderver

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What is a Kokopelli?

The kokopelli, flute player, often associated with the Hopi Flute Clan is the symbol of happiness, joy and fertility.

Usually depicted as a non-gender figure, it was traditionally a male figure, often well endowed until the missionaries discouraged such depiction !

Kokopelli talks to the wind and the sky. His flute can be heard in the spring breeze, bringing warmth after the winter cold. He is the symbolic seed bringer and water sprinkler. His religious or supernatural power for fertility is meant to invoke rain as well as impregnate women both physically and mentally.

The kokopelli image is found from Casa Grande, Mexico to the Hopi and Rio Grande Pueblos and then westward to the Californian deserts in prehistoric rock, effigy figures, pottery, and on kiva walls.

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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 Silver

100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish. Read more about silver.

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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