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Raymond Boyd, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Vintage Inlay Bird Necklace
HK Item #N696

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Authentic Native American sterling silver  Inlay Bird Necklace with turquoise and coral 24 inch by Navajo artisan Raymond Boyd

size
19 1/2" long end to end;
centerpiece 1 3/4" x 1 1/2";
side pieces1 1/2" diameter
weight
52 grams
materials
coral, mother of pearl, abalone, jet, malachite, read about stones;
sterling silver, Read about silver;
hand made chain
condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent vintage condition; bright patina; no deep scratches; inlay firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces
hallmarks
inscribed: Sterling  R. B.
artist
Raymond Boyd, Navajo

Authentic Native American sterling silver  Inlay Bird Necklace with turquoise and coral 24 inch by Navajo artisan Raymond Boyd

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Authentic Native American sterling silver  Inlay Bird Necklace with turquoise and coral 24 inch by Navajo artisan Raymond Boyd

Authentic Native American sterling silver  Inlay Bird Necklace with turquoise and coral 24 inch by Navajo artisan Raymond Boyd

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Raymond Boyd, Navajo
Vintage Inlay Bird Necklace

N696 - $850 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Paula says - "This vintage inlay necklace by Navajo artisan Raymond Boyd was made in the late 1970s to 1980. After 1980 Boyd marked his work with a stamp rather than etching his initials. He specialized in Zuni-style bird inlay pieces. This is the finest example of his work I have seen."

Authentic Native American sterling silver  Inlay Bird Necklace with turquoise and coral 24 inch by Navajo artisan Raymond Boyd

Authentic Native American sterling silver  Inlay Bird Necklace with turquoise and coral 24 inch by Navajo artisan Raymond Boyd

The triangular connecting pieces are very rare on Boyd's necklaces.
Centerpiece 1 3/4" x 1 1/2".

Authentic Native American sterling silver  Inlay Bird Necklace with turquoise and coral 24 inch by Navajo artisan Raymond Boyd

Side pieces 1 1/2" diameter.

Authentic Native American sterling silver  Inlay Bird Necklace with turquoise and coral 24 inch by Navajo artisan Raymond Boyd

Hook and loop closure on handmade chain.

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About Silver

100% solid silver won't tarnish but it is too soft to use for making jewelry - it could easily be scratched, dented and bent. Sterling silver has a small amount of one or more other metals usually copper, added to the silver. To be called sterling silver, the alloy must contain at least 92.5% pure silver. Sterling silver alloy is harder than pure silver but the added metals also can cause discoloration or tarnish.

Read more about silver.

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.

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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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