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Benson Ration, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Maiden Kachina Pendants and Necklace
HK Item #N560

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Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Size
adjustable up to 21" end to end;
kachinas are 3" x 7/8";
center bar is 2 5/8" x 1";
drop with stone is 3" x 2"
Weight
153 grams
Materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
orange banded agate, Read about stones
Condition
pre-owned, excellent; bright patina; no missing pieces; stone firmly set with no cracks or chips
Hallmarks
stamped: BR STERLING
Artist
Benson Ration, Navajo

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Shadowbox bar is 2 5/8" x 1" and is topped by an adobe building, a kiva and a seed pot.

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

The kachinas are removable and can be worn as individual pendants.

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Hooks on the backs allow the pieces to be disassembled.

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

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Benson Ration, Navajo
Sterling Silver
Maiden Kachina Pendants and Necklace

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Paula says - "Benson Ration's necklaces are some of the most interesting I have ever seen. The detailed workmanship is exquisite and the pieces can be disconnected and worn as individual pendants. Very cool design."

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Drop with orange banded agate is 3" x 2" and framed by intricate sterling silver overlay designs.

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Maiden kachinas are 3" x 7/8" with traditional stamping.

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Authentic Native American sterling silver maiden kachina necklace by Navajo artist Benson Ration

Sterling silver hook and eye closure.

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About Benson Ration

Navajo silversmith Benson Ration was born in 1953. He and his brother, Bennie Ration, were taught silversmithing by their father, John Benson. Benson Ration makes many types of jewelry but is well known for his versatile kachina necklaces, which can be taken apart and the individual pieces worn separately. He stamps his work BR along with a hoof print, which signifies his clan.

What is a Kachina?

A kachina is one of many supernatural beings who play a role in the religious beliefs and rituals of Pueblo Indian peoples. A kachina is also a masked dancer believed to embody a particular spirit during a religious ceremony. Also, a kachina is a carved doll in the costume of a particular spirit.

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.

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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