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Vintage Green Turquoise
5-strand Chip Necklace
HK Item #N386

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 vintage sterling silver and green turquoise chip five strand  necklace 25 inch - front view

Size
25" end to end
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver;
turquoise, olive shell heishi, Read about stones
Condition
Hallmarks
none
Artist
unknown

Strung on string. Ends finished with sterling olive shell heishi, silver beads, hand made sterling silver cones, chain and hook.

 vintage sterling silver and green turquoise chip five strand  necklace 25 inch - sterling silver clasp

The artist put a signature of two turquoise heishi in the olive shell heishi that finishes the ends of the strands. Trouble is, we don't know who that artist is.

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Vintage Green Turquoise
5-strand Chip Necklace

N386 - $250 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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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."

 vintage sterling silver and green turquoise chip five strand  necklace 25 inch - sterling silver clasp

 vintage sterling silver and green turquoise chip five strand  necklace 25 inch


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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 (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.

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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
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.


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