Turquoise and Melon Shell Chiclet Necklace

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Turquoise and Melon Chiclet Necklace
HK Item #N374

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melon shell chiclet and  turquoise necklace 27 inch - front view

Size
27" end to end
Materials
turquoise, melon shell, Read about stones
Condition
pre-owned, excellent; no cracks, chips or missing pieces
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown

melon shell chiclet and  turquoise necklace 27 inch


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Turquoise and Melon Chiclet Necklace

N374 - $135

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"Paula says - "In my opinion, this necklace shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Native American made. But because there is no hallmark that we can attribute to a specific artist we can't legally sell it as Native American made - read more."

melon shell chiclet and  turquoise necklace 27 inch - sterling silver clasp

melon shell chiclet and  turquoise necklace 27 inch - sterling silver clasp

Strung on waxed cord. Ends finished with sterling silver hook and loop clasp.

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melon shell chiclet and  turquoise necklace 27 inch - full length

What are Chiclets

In 1906 the American Chicle Company.began making a hard-shelled, candy-coated white peppermint gum called chiclets. By 1920, Chiclets were available in bright colors: yellow, green, orange, red, white, and pink. Native americans, most specifically santo domingo artists, began calling their colorful, multi-stone necklaces “chiclet necklaces”, and it is easy to see why. Read more.

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.

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
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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.


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