Medium necklace discs are 2 1/2" diameter.
Small discs (on left above) are 1 7/8" diameter.
Hand hammered dangles are 1 7/8" long.
Handmade hook and loop closure.
8 mm bench beads.
Bench beads are partially manufactured and partially hand made. Usually the halves are machine cut and the silversmith solders the two halves together. Sometimes bench beads are left with a protruding seam but in other cases the seam is sanded down and polished smooth. Then the beads are strung hand.
Phillip and Virginia Byjoe - Navajo
- $8,995 plus s/h
Paula says - "This is a museum quality set. It is in excellent vintage condition and the work and materials are top notch.
"A similar necklace created in 1984 is in the National Museum of the American Indian.
"A long-time Native American jewelry colleague said, 'This is almost certainly natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise from the Globe, Arizona area.'"
Bracelet fits a 6 3/4" wrist.
Bracelet is 3 1/4 " tall and 4 1/4" wide across the inlay portion.
Pin is 2 1/4" x 1 3/4."
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.
What is Petit Point?
There are two similar techniques of using very small pieces of stone to decorate a piece and they are often confused.
Petit Point is comprised of long , narrow teardrop-shaped stones that have one rounded end and one more pointed end.
Needle Point is comprised of straight, long, narrow stones that are pointed on both ends.
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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|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. All items in our Vintage Shop have some patina, even NOS.|
|30 years or older.|
|New Old Stock. Made at least 20 years ago but never used.|
|An item that has been used.|