Vintage Sterling Silver and Turquoise Cross Pendant with Bead Necklace

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Vintage Sterling Silver
Large Turquoise Cross Pendant
with Bead Necklace
HK Item #P391

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VintageTurquoise Cross with Sterling Silver bead necklace

Necklace
24 1/2" long;
6 mm melon beads and 8 mm round beads
Cross
5 1/4" x 3"
Weight
85 grams
Material
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, Read about stones
Hallmark
none
Artist
unknown
Condition
Vintage, Pre-owned, stone inlay tight with no chips, cracks, or missing pieces; even dark patina on beads

VintageTurquoise Cross with Sterling Silver bead necklace

VintageTurquoise Cross with Sterling Silver bead necklace

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Paula says - "When we obtained this cross with a vintage estate lot there was a sticker on the back stating Blue Gem Turquoise. I have no reason to doubt that claim but neither can I verify it. I'll leave that up to you. Whatever the source mine, this turquoise is beautiful and the piece is old, likely from the 1950-1960s era."

"In my opinion, this cross pendant shows all the design characteristics and workmanship of being Navajo 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."

VintageTurquoise Cross with Sterling Silver bead necklace

VintageTurquoise Cross with Sterling Silver bead necklace

VintageTurquoise Cross with Sterling Silver bead necklace

We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the old "vintage" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewerly, new or old, check out our handy silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

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Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewerly and Artifacts

We 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.

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 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.


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