Vintage Bell Trading Post Sterling Silver
small ring - baby ring - toe ring
NOS Turquoise Heart Ring

HK Item #PR516

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Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise  Ring

Turquoise cabochon set in serrated bezel.

Size
Approximately 3/8" tall at the front
Materials
Turquoise, Read about stones
Sterling silver, Read about silver
Hallmark
Bell Trading signpost
STERLING
Artist
Bell Trading Post artist

Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise  Ring

Navajo Sterling Silver Turquoise  Ring

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Turquoise Heart Ring

Size 3 1/2 - PR516B - $25

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Paula says - "These small rings are versatile - wear as a pinky ring, a baby ring or a toe ring!

"They were made in the 1970s but were never sold - they are NOS (new old stock) brand new vintage!"

 

We leave the natural patina on our pawn jewelry because many of our customers like the "vintage" appearance. If you'd like to clean up your silver jewelry, new or old, check out our silver cleaning and polishing cloth.

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About Bell Trading Post

Bell Trading Post was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1932 by Jack Michelson and his wife Mildred. They sold sterling silver, nickel silver, gold and copper southwest style jewelry at various tourist locations in the United States. Bell Trading Post got its name from Jack's wife, whose maiden name was Bell. Their main competitor was The Maisel Company until Maisel's closed in 1968. In 1969, Bell Trading Post and partners became Sunbell, the name which was then used on the jewelry. Sunbell continued to offer jewelry items as well as giftware and moccasins until the late 1980s. Over the years numerous hallmarks were used on items sold by Bell Trading Post and Sunbell. The hallmarks typically included the image of a bell or that of an arrow sign post with a bell sign hanging from it. Shown here are just a few of Bell Trading Post's and Sunbell's hallmarks.

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According to trademark records the mark "Bell Jewelry" was first used in 1935, and the "Arrow post hanging bell sign" were first used in 1961. Read more about Bell Trading Post here.

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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 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.

 

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