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Phillip Sanchez, Navajo - Sterling Silver
Fire Agate Pendant
HK Item #P505

Authentic Native American vintage sterling silver and Fire Agate Pendant by Navajo artisan Phillip Sanchez

size
2 1/4" x 1 3/8"
5/16" bail
material
fire agate, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
hallmark
stamped: P. SANCHEZ STERLING
artisan
Phillip (Phil) Sanchez, Navajo
condition
pre-owned, excellent; medium patina; stone firmly set in smooth bezel with no cracks, chips or scratches

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Authentic Native American vintage sterling silver and Fire Agate Pendant by Navajo artisan Phillip Sanchez

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Phillip Sanchez, Navajo
Sterling Silver
Fire Agate Pendant

P505 - $165 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

Paula says - "When light strikes this pendant just right fiery colors appear along the edge."

Authentic Native American vintage sterling silver and Fire Agate Pendant by Navajo artisan Phillip Sanchez

Authentic Native American vintage sterling silver and Fire Agate Pendant by Navajo artisan Phillip Sanchez

About Fire Agate

Fire agate is a rare gemstone of unusual beauty. It is typically a dark brown agate that reflects flashes iridescent of yellow, red, orange and green depending on how light strikes it. Fire agate has been found in significant quantities in a few sites, including northern Mexico and the southwest USA, mainly Arizona.

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.

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.

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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