T. Nelson, Navajo
Turquoise and Lapis Watch Pendant
HK Item #W328
$425 (ONLY ONE
About Our Watch
We sell a Native American watch in the
condition it was when we received it. Some of our customers purchase these watches
for their collections, others to wear, so we leave everything AS-IS.
watch pendant came with the Armitron Diamond Quartz timepiece shown here. There
is no warranty on this timepiece. It will be running when it leaves here.
you want to have the timepiece or battery replaced but you or your local jeweler
are not familiar with Native American jewelry, you can find contact
information here for a shop that we use for jewelry repairs. After purchase
from us, you can send the watch to them for service. - Paula
with a cuff watch, this timepiece is secured by two metal tabs. In order to set
the time, straighten one tab (bottom tab in above photo) so the timepiece can
pivot out to access to the stem. The watch is then put back in place and the tab
bent over to secure it in place.
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.
in all shades of blue, to blue-green and it is the natural variations in turquoise
that make it appealing. The color of turquoise in American Indian jewelry ranges
from brownish green to bright blue. Found in veins sandwiched in between layers
of mother rock, turquoise can show some of the influence of the mother rock in
its matrix or veining. The matrix colors range from blue to golden brown to black
and sometimes with golden flecks. Many people prefer turquoise with matrix over
clear stones. Read more
Lapis is a
deep blue stone often with gold flecking that twinkles like stars. The name lapis
lazuli is a combination of the Latin word lapis ("stone") and the Arabian
name azul, meaning "blue."
Denim lapis is a light
bluish-white form of lapis lazuli. This stone comes close to the color of faded
denim material, hence the name.
ancient cultures believed that lapis lazuli contained magical powers. In the Middle
Ages, monks powdered the stone and kneaded it into dough with beeswax, resin and
linseed oil, for use in illuminated manuscripts. Today, people around the world
consider lapis lazuli to be a stone of truth and friendship. It is reputed to
bring about harmony in relationships and to cleanse the mental body while releasing
old karmic patterns.
Items in our 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. Shop items are sold as described and are not returnable.
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.|
years or older.|
Old Stock. Retail store inventory from at least 10 years ago.|
item that has been used.|
of Native American
Indian Jewelry and Artifacts
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.
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.
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.
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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