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Jobeth D. Mayes Zuni  -  Sterling Silver
Vintage Turquoise Tab Necklace
HK Item #N578

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Authentic Native American  sterling silver and Turquoise Tab necklace by Zuni artists Jobeth D. Mayes

size
15 1/2" end to end;
center drop is 1 1/4" x 2"
four side pieces are 1 1/4" x 1 1/2";
6.5 mm bench beads
weight
118 grams
materials
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, Read about stones
condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent; even dark patina; stones firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces
hallmarks
center piece inscribed: Zuni Maize  Jobeth Mayes  around a stamped cornstalk; other four tabs stamped with cornstalk symbol (see photo below)
artists
Jobeth D. Mayes, Zuni
(grand-daughter of Leekya Deyuse)

About Native American authenticity.

Authentic Native American  sterling silver and Turquoise Tab necklace by Zuni artists Jobeth D. Mayes

Authentic Native American  sterling silver and Turquoise Tab necklace by Zuni artists Jobeth D. Mayes

15 1/2" end to end.

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Authentic Native American  sterling silver and Turquoise Tab necklace by Zuni artists Jobeth D. Mayes

6.5 mm bench beads strung on wire.

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Jobeth D. Mayes, Zuni
Vintage Sterling Silver
Turquoise Tab Necklace

N578 - $1,450 plus s/h
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Paula says - "I see no damage, no cracked stones. There are numerous pits on the silver balls which is intentional, they are made like that - look at the closeup photos."

Authentic Native American  sterling silver and Turquoise Tab necklace by Zuni artists Jobeth D. Mayes

Authentic Native American  sterling silver and Turquoise Tab necklace by Zuni artists Jobeth D. Mayes

1 1/4" x 2 " center drop.

Authentic Native American  sterling silver and Turquoise Tab necklace by Zuni artists Jobeth D. Mayes

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ABOUT TURQUOISE

Turquoise is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It is known as a master healer stone as it is believed to help speed the healing process. It is also thought that turquoise can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.
Turquoise comes in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over clear stones. Read more about stones.

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
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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