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Richard Singer, Navajo
Sterling Silver and Gold Fill
Charoite Kachina Pendant
HK Item #P436

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Authentic Native American Large sterling silver Kachina Pendant by Navajo artist Richard Singer

Sterling silver kachina with gold fill across the body and at the sides of the head. The dark designs are cut out of the top layer to create a shadowbox effect.

Size
3 1/2" tall including bail x 1 1/2" wide;
5/8" diameter bail opening
Weight
39 grams
Material
charoite, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
gold fill,
Read about gold
Hallmark
stamped: R. Singer with a feather
Artists
Richard Singer, Navajo
Condition
pre-owned, excellent; medium patina; stone firmly set with no cracks or chips

Authentic Native American Large sterling silver Kachina Pendant by Navajo artist Richard Singer

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Richard Singer, Navajo
Sterling Silver, Gold Fill
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Shadowbox Kachina Pendant

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Authentic Native American Large sterling silver Kachina Pendant by Navajo artist Richard Singer

Authentic Native American Large sterling silver Kachina Pendant by Navajo artist Richard Singer

 

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About Richard Singer

The Navajo Singer family, from community of Dilcon on the Navajo Reservation in Arizona, has been involved in silversmithing, stone and beadwork for a very long time, handing their art down from one generation to the next. Richard Singer's father, Tommy Singer, has been attributed as the first Native American artist to use chip inlay, where a silver piece is decorated with turquoise or coral chips. (See this bracelet for an example of chip inlay.) Richard and Tommy Singer are known world wide for their silver work, chip inlay and gemstone treasure necklaces. Their pieces are highly collectible and sought after.

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.

WHAT IS A SHADOWBOX?

Shadowbox is an overlay design technique where there is space between the top and bottom layers of sterling silver creating a 3-dimensional shadow effect. The bottom layer is often darkened to enhance the shadowbox effect.

Our Rescue Mission
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Native American Indian Jewerly 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.

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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