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Doris Smallcanyon, Navajo
Vintage Sterling Silver
Turquoise Frog Pin Pendant
HK Item #PN
461

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Vintage Native American sterlling silver Turquoise Frog Pin Pendant by Navajo Doris Smallcanyon

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Doris Smallcanyon, Navajo
Vintage Sterling Silver
Turquoise Frog Pin Pendant

PN461 - $125 plus s/h
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Materials
turquoise, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
Size
1 1/2" long x 7/8" wide
Hallmarks
inscribed with artist's signature
Artist
Doris Smallcanyon, Navajo
Condition
vintage, pre-owned, excellent, stones firmly set with no cracks, chips, or missing pieces, bright patina

Vintage Native American sterlling silver Turquoise Frog Pin Pendant by Navajo Doris Smallcanyon

Pin Pendant means that there is a pin fastener on the back AND a loop so the piece can be worn as a pin or as a pendant.

Native American Frog Symbolism

Frogs and turtles are some of the oldest and most commonly carved Zuni fetishes. Frogs are considered a major rain-bringing fetish so very important to the Zuni who live in an arid portion of the southwest US. Frogs also represent abundance and fertility. It is said that women become pregnant when a frog fetish is kept next to the bed - which can be a good thing or a surprise! So be forewarned!

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 (, 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.

Our Rescue Mission
of
Native American Indian Jewelry 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 () 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.

 

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