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Hyson Craig, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Vintage Roadrunner Belt Buckle
Turquoise and Coral Chip Inlay
HK Item #BU191 

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Authentic Native American Vintage sterling silver and chip inlay Roadrunner Belt buckle by Navajo artist Hyson Craig

vintage, pre-owned, bright patina; tarnish along edges; chip inlay firmly set
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, coral, Read about stones
3 1/2" x 2 1/4"
fits up to a 1 1/2" belt
60 grams
stamped: HC
Hyson Craig, Navajo

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Hyson Craig, Navajo
Vintage Turquoise
Belt Buckle
Turquoise and Coral Chip Inlay

BU191 - $325 plus s/h

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Authentic Native American Vintage sterling silver and chip inlay Roadrunner Belt buckle by Navajo artist Hyson Craig

Will fit up to a 1 1/2" wide belt.

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What is Chip Inlay?

Chip inlay is a method where cavities in jewelry are filled with a mixture of crushed stone, typically turquoise and coral, and epoxy resin. The piece is then polished smooth after the resin has hardened. Navajo Tommy Singer is credited for first using chip inlay in Native American jewelry.

Roadrunner Symbolism

Roadrunner, a long-legged member of the cuckoo family, is a large black and white mottled bird with strong feet, a long tail and an over sized bill. It can run up to 18 miles per hour but can only fly for a few seconds at a time. Road Runner has a clownish gait when running or walking and reminds us to laugh at ourselves and not take things too seriously. Road Runner is one of the few birds quick enough to kill a rattlesnake and he teaches mental sharpness, quick thinking and fast responses and reflexes - knowing when to act quickly and efficiently when ideas and opportunities appear.

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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A dark or colored film of oxidation that forms naturally on metal by exposure to air and other elements. It is often valued for its aesthetically pleasing appearance. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even NOS.
30 years or older.
New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.
An item that has been used.

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.

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