Navajo Turquoise Cross pendant by Dorothy Secatero
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x 1 3/4";|
3/16" bail opening
stamped: DS Sterling
Dorothy Secatero, Navajo
[born 1942, active since the 1960s]
| Pre-owned, stones tight
with no chips, cracks, or missing pieces; even medium patina
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 jewelry, new
or old, check out our handy silver
cleaning and polishing cloth.
or more details.
Dry Creek Turquoise
Turquoise from the Dry Creek
mine in Battle Mountain, Nevada has a very pale blue color because there is very
little copper or iron in the ground where it forms. Stones from the same mine
that are white, with no trace of blue or green color, are called White Buffalo
Stone because the white buffalo is a very rare and sacred buffalo. Read
of Native American Indian Jewelry and Artifacts
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.
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.
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.
hope you'll find something special in our vintage shop that will complete yet
another circle of our jewelry re-homing mission.
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.
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.|
years or older.|
Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
item that has been used.|
isn't this item called Native American?
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.
about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.