Horse Training, Horse Care, and Riding Books and Videos from Cherry Hill at www.horsekeeping.com  Home | About UsArticles | Shopping | Contact | Site Map | Search

Sterling Silver
Heishi Wire Earrings

HK Item #E484

Shopping  <  All Jewelry  <  Vintage Shop  <  Vintage Earrings

sterling silver Heishi Wire earrings

Condition
pre-owned, excellent; no cracks, chips or missing pieces
Size
2 7/8" long including wire
Materials
shell heishi, Read about heishi
sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmarks
stamped: STERLING (on cones)
Artist
unknown

Questions or more details.

Store Policies

Vintage Jewelry

Sterling Silver
Heishi Wire Earrings

E484 - $45 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE PAIR AVAILABLE)

     View your  Horsekeeping Videos and Books shopping cart.

sterling silver Heishi Wire earrings

Nickel in above photo to show scale.

More Vintage Shop Earrings

New Earrings

Bargain Barn Earrings

What is heishi?

Heishi means shell and in the past, referred to pieces of shell that have been drilled and hand rolled or ground into bead shapes and strung as necklaces. With the reduced availability of some shell materials, modern Native American artists also use handmade beads of other materials including turquoise and lapis lazuli and other stones when making heishi necklaces. Read more about heishi here.

Horsekeeping LLC - Definitions of Jewelry Age and Condition
  2015 Horsekeeping LLC    Copyright Information
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.

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.

Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry 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.

Home | About UsArticles | Shopping | Contact | Site Map | Search

  2019 Horsekeeping LLC    Copyright Information