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Sterling Silver Turquoise and Coral
Vintage Navajo Watch Tips
HK Item #W315

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Authentic Native American Vintage Turquoise Coral and sterling silver Watch Tips by Navajo Begay

Size
Tell us in the note section of your order what size wrist you want this watch to fit and we will put the appropriate size expansion band on the watch before we send it.
Material
sterling silver, Read about silver
turquoise, coral, Read about stones
Condition
Vintage, pre-owned, stones firmly set in smooth bezels with no cracks or chips; see photos for patina
Hallmarks
stamped: -ES BEGAY with a hogan
Artist
unknown Begay, Navajo

Authentic Native American Vintage Turquoise Coral and sterling silver Watch Tips by Navajo Begay

Authentic Native American Vintage Turquoise Coral and sterling silver Watch Tips by Navajo Begay

Tips are 1 1/2" long x 1 1/2" wide.

Authentic Native American Vintage Turquoise Coral and sterling silver Watch Tips by Navajo Begay

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

Store Policies

Sterling Silver, Turqoise and Coral
Vintage Navajo Watch Tips
HK Item #W315

$250 (ONLY ONE AVAILABLE)

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"You are buying two vintage watch tips. The term Watch Tips refers to the two Native American made decorative panels that connect the timepiece to the expansion band.

"We include at no extra charge an expansion band and the new timepiece pictured here. (None of these are sterling silver nor Native American made). The timepiece will be running when it leaves here. We are selling you the tips only - the timepiece and band are included free of charge, we make no warranty on the timepiece or band. With that said, I have never had one of these watches fail me, but then I don't wear my watch in the shower or while doing dishes."

Authentic Native American Vintage Turquoise Coral and sterling silver Watch Tips by Navajo Begay

Comes with the quartz timepiece with kokopelli face shown here.

Authentic Native American Vintage Turquoise Coral and sterling silver Watch Tips by Navajo Begay

What is a Cabochon?

A cabochon is a gemstone that has been smoothly shaped and polished as opposed to being cut with flat facets. This usually results in a stone with a rounded convex top and flat bottom. Opaque gems, such as turquoise are often cut as cabochons, while transparent stones such as diamonds are facetted.

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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 (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 (, 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.

Why isn't this item called Native American?

The US Department of the Interior Indian Arts and Crafts Act of 1990 and its recent Amendments require that items described as Native American or Indian be made by an enrolled member of a federally recognized tribe. Furthermore, government regulations suggest that all attributions include the Native American Indian's name, tribe and federal tribal enrollment number. Because it is impossible to identify the artist for many vintage items, even if they are authentic Indian made items, we cannot and will not use the words Native American or Indian in association with such pieces.

Read about authenticity of Native American Indian jewelry.

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