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Sterling Silver
Orange Spiny Oyster
2 Bracelets and Necklace Set

HK Item #S490

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 Sterling Silver Kachina Dancers Set pendant and ring by Albert Francisco

condition
pre-owned, excellent, bright patina; stone inlay firmly set with no cracks, chips or missing pieces
size

cuff bracelet 6 3/8" total inside circumference (including 1 1/8" gap) and approximate wrist size. See diagram below. 5/16" tall.

link bracelet 6 1/2" total inside circumference and approximate wrist size. 3/16" tall.
Has box latch and safety clasp.

Necklace is 16" end to end but because of the dip in the central pendant it fits like a 17" necklace; central piece is 2 1/2" x 3/4".

materials
orange spiny oyster, Read about stones
sterling silver, Read about silver
hallmarks
cuff bracelet stamped: CH SS arrowhead STERLING;
link bracelet stamped: C SS in arrowhead STERLING;
necklace stamped: C SS in arrowhead STERLING
artist
SS is the mark of SuperSmith wholesaler jewelry manufacturer in Gallup NM.
The C and the CH stand for the silversmiths who worked on the pieces.

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S490 - Sterling Silver
Orange Spiny Oyster
2 Bracelets and Necklace Set

$375 plus s/h
(ONLY ONE SET AVAILABLE)

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 Sterling Silver Kachina Dancers Set pendant and ring by Albert Francisco

Center necklace piece is 2 1/2" x 3/4".

 Sterling Silver Kachina Dancers Set pendant and ring by Albert Francisco

 Sterling Silver Kachina Dancers Set pendant and ring by Albert Francisco

Link bracelet has box latch and safety clasp.

 Sterling Silver Kachina Dancers Set pendant and ring by Albert Francisco


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What is Spiny Oyster?

Spiny oyster, not surprisingly, is an oyster that is covered with spines. Like coral or mother-of-pearl, the shell of spiny oyster is considered an organic gemstone. The portion of the shell used to make jewelry is aragonite, which consists of calcium carbonate (CaCO3). Aragonite has the same chemical formula as calcite. Spiny oysters are found along the Atlantic coast of Baja California and Baja Mexico. Common colors vary from orange, found in shallow waters, to red and purple from deeper waters. The shell is also found in white, yellow, pink and brown. Polished shell has definite striations and color variation. Red spiny oyster has been used as a subsititute for coral.

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 () 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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