Horse Training, Horse Care, and Riding Books and Videos from Cherry Hill at www.horsekeeping.com       View your  Horsekeeping Videos and Books shopping cart.
 
Home | FAQ | About UsArticles | Shopping | Contact | Site Map | Search

Roy Buck, Navajo
Sterling Silver and Boulder Turquoise
Kokopelli Pin Pendant
HK Item #P482

Authentic Native American sterling silver, turquoise Turquoise Kokopelli Pin Pendant by Navajo artisan Roy Buck

size
3 1/2" tall x 2" wide;
7/8" long pin
weight
38 grams
material
boulder turquoise, Read about stones;
sterling silver, Read about silver;
hallmark
stamped: R STERLING
artists
Roy Buck, Navajo
condition
pre-owned, excellent; bright patina; stone firmly set with no cracks or chips

About Native American authenticity.

Authentic Native American sterling silver, turquoise Turquoise Kokopelli Pin Pendant by Navajo artisan Roy Buck

More New Pendants

Vintage Pendants

Bargain Barn Pendants

Jewelry

Roy Buck, Navajo
Sterling Silver and Boulder Turquoise
Kokopelli Pin Pendant

P482 - $195 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Authentic Native American sterling silver, turquoise Turquoise Kokopelli Pin Pendant by Navajo artisan Roy Buck

Authentic Native American sterling silver, turquoise Turquoise Kokopelli Pin Pendant by Navajo artisan Roy Buck

Shepherd's hook for hanging on chain, cable, collar or beads and pin finding for wearing as a pin.

Questions or more details.

Store Policies

What is a Kokopelli?

The kokopelli, flute player, often associated with the Hopi Flute Clan is the symbol of happiness, joy and fertility.

Usually depicted as a non-gender figure, it was traditionally a male figure, often well endowed until the missionaries discouraged such depiction !

Kokopelli talks to the wind and the sky. His flute can be heard in the spring breeze, bringing warmth after the winter cold. He is the symbolic seed bringer and water sprinkler. His religious or supernatural power for fertility is meant to invoke rain as well as impregnate women both physically and mentally.

The kokopelli image is found from Casa Grande, Mexico to the Hopi and Rio Grande Pueblos and then westward to the Californian deserts in prehistoric rock, effigy figures, pottery, and on kiva walls.

Our Rescue Mission
of
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.

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.

ABOUT BOULDER TURQUOISE

Boulder Turquoise, also called Ribbon Turquoise, refers to how the stone is cut, not where it comes from. Turquoise forms in veins of various widths within boulders, or "mother rock". Most often these veins are cut out of the surrounding rock to harvest pure turquoise pieces. But when the stone is cut to show the mother rock as the main feature with the original vein or ribbon of turquoise running through it as an accent it is called Boulder Turquoise. . 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
  2015 Horsekeeping LLC    Copyright Information

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.

Home | FAQ | About UsArticles | Shopping | Contact | Site Map | Search

  2021 Horsekeeping LLC    Copyright Information