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Guy Hoskie, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Orange Spiny Oyster Bracelet
HK Item #BP840

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Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Orange Spiny Oyster Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artisan Guy Hoskie

size
7" total inside circumference (including 1 3/4" gap) and approximate wrist size. See diagram below;

2 1/4" tall at front and at ends
weight
142 grams
materials
orange spiny oyster, Read about stones
sterling silver,
Read about silver
hallmarks
stamped: GH Sterling
artist
Guy Hoskie, Navajo
condition
pre-owned, excellent, like new; smooth symmetric shape; bright patina; stones firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces

About Native American authenticity.

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Orange Spiny Oyster Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artisan Guy Hoskie

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Orange Spiny Oyster Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artisan Guy Hoskie

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

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

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Sterling Silver
Orange Spiny Oyster Bracelet

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Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Orange Spiny Oyster Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artisan Guy Hoskie

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Orange Spiny Oyster Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artisan Guy Hoskie

Authentic Native American Sterling Silver Orange Spiny Oyster Bracelet 7 inch by Navajo artisan Guy Hoskie

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Guy Hoskie

Guy Hoskie is a renowned Navajo master silversmith. He is brother-in-law to Sunshine Reeves of the Cadman/Reeves clan - Andy Cadman, Donovan Cadman, Darrell Cadman, Gary Reeves, and David Reeves. Guy learned jewelry making right alongside these other award-winning Navajo silversmiths and their work is very similar.

What is Spiny Oyster?

Spiny oyster, not surprisingly, is an oyster that is covered with spines. Like coral or mother-of-pearl, the shell of spiny oyster is considered an organic gemstone. The portion of the shell used to make jewelry is aragonite, which consists of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Aragonite has the same chemical formula as calcite. Spiny oysters are found along the Atlantic coast of Baja California and Baja Mexico. Common colors vary from orange, found in shallow waters, to red and purple from deeper waters. The shell is also found in white, yellow, pink and brown. Polished shell has definite striations and color variation. Red spiny oyster has been used as a subsititute for coral.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts

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 2 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.

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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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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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