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Vintage Pieces for the Serious Collector....

Please Note: Because many collectors prefer to polish there own pieces, none of the pieces shown below have had more than a cursory cleaning with a soft cloth. Each piece may be polished if desired.

Old, collectible pieces are wonderful investments, but their sale does nothing for the native people (or their families) that made them. UNLESS the proceeds are put towards buying new jewelry from the Zuni and Navajo (Din'eh) families making jewelry today! And this is exactly what we do. The profit we make from the sale of vintage jewelry is used to buy new items from Native families producing NOW. So now is the opportunity for you to add something wonderful to your collection with the knowlege that Native families will benefit!

All of the items below are in stock and available NOW. Sold items are removed from this page the day they are sold).

Sterling Silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace, c.1950, Navajo handmade
This is a fabulous old piece for the serious collector, with eighteen wonderful seafoam green Turquoise stones. The necklace is chain-strung handmade Sterling Silver seamed beads on Sterling Silver chain that, from the amount that the chain has stretched, appears to be the original material. The naja measures 5" x 4", and the largest stone in the naja is 1" x 2." The overall length of the necklace is about 33" and it weighs approximately 13 oz.

Your price: $9500.00

Sterling Silver Channel and Mosaic Inlay Sunface Squash Blossom Necklace and Earrings Set, c.1970, by Florence La Haleon, Zuni
This is a wonderful Penn Shell mosaic and channel inlay sunface squash blossom necklace. The necklace is strung on Sterling Silver chain that is the original material used. There are 10 small sunfaces measuring 1 1/4" in diameter on the necklace with a naja sunface measuring measures 2" in diameter. The overall length of the necklace is about 29 1/4," and the matching post earrings are 7/8" in diameter with a center post.

Your price: $1800.00


c. 1950 Sunface Bracelet - Handmade - Unsigned Zuni

This gorgeous sunface bracelet is from the 1950's. The top center sunface of this Sterling Silver, two-wire bracelet measures 1 5/8" in diameter with side pieces that measure 1" in diameter. The inside of this piece measures 6 1/4" with a 1" opening. It should fit a 6 1/4" to 7" wrist.

Your price: $1250.00

Sterling Silver and Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace, c.1950-1960, Navajo handmade
This squash blossom necklace has some outstanding turquoise set in an unusual half shadowbox style. The necklace is strung on heavy coated wire that appears to be old, but may not be the original material used. The naja measures 3 3/8" x 3 3/8", and the largest stone in the naja is 7/8" x 5/8." The overall length of the necklace is about 28."

Your price: $7500.00

Chip Inlay Water Bird and Sea Foam Turquoise Pendant Necklace, c.1960, Navajo handmade

This is a gorgeous pendant necklace (see closeup below). It is unsigned, but sure looks like it's made by Charlie Singer. The 2 1/2" diameter pendant is made of Sterling silver with a stamped mountain scene and two turquoise chip inlay waterbirds on each side of one 1 1/8" x 7/8" seafoam turquoise stone set in a "shadowbox" style. The 25", chain-strung necklace is made of handmade Sterling silver melon beads and handmade Sterling silver approximately 5mm seamed beads.

Your price: $1850.00

Sterling Silver Seamed Bead and Turquoise Pendant Necklace, c.1960, handmade by Mary B. Smith, Navajo

Here's a wonderful old pendant necklace with handmade seamed and melon beads with a large two-stone Turquoise pendant. The 3/8" x 1/4" turquoise stone looks to be old Bisbee. The pendant measures 2 1/4" x 1 1/2," and the overall length of this chain-strung necklace is about 27 1/4."

Your price: $950.00

Sterling Silver Seamed Bead, Melon Bead and Turquoise Two-Stone Pendant Necklace, c.1960, handmade Navajo
Here's a wonderful old pendant necklace with handmade seamed and melon beads with a large two-stone Turquoise pendant. The turquoise has some pirite in it and appears to be old Kingman, and the pendant bears a hallmark of "NAVAJO" in small gothic print on the back. The necklace was re-strung in 1998. The pendant measures 3" x 2," and the overall length of the necklace is about 25 1/2."

Your price: $550.00

Navajo c.1950 Picture Agate Screwback-Style Earrings

Pretty picture agate one-stone screw-back style earrings measuring approximately 3/4" in diameter.

Your price: $85.00


c. 1975 Large Red Coral Petit Point Zuni Bracelet

This is a huge, gorgeous bracelet! The top of this heavy Sterling Silver, four-wire bracelet measures 3 3/8" x 2 1/4" with side pieces that measure 5/8" x 2 3/4." The inside of this piece measures 5 7/8" with a 1" opening. It should fit a 6 3/4" to 8" wrist.

Your price: $2000.00


c. 1975 Turquoise Petit Point Zuni-Style Bracelet - Handmade Navajo

This is another lovely bracelet that, from the look of the bezels on the petit point, and the matrix in the turquoise, is a Navajo made Zuni-Style cluster bracelet. The top of this Sterling Silver, two-wire bracelet measures 1 3/8" in diameter with side pieces that measure 1/2" x 1 1/4." The inside of this piece measures 5 1/2" with a 1 1/4" opening. It should fit a 6 1/2" to 7" wrist.

Your price: $550.00


c. 1970 Heavy Sterling Silver and Red Coral Bracelet by Norbert Johnson, Navajo

Eleven 3/8" x 1/4" red coral stones set on a heavy, almost 1/4" thick bracelet. The top of this bracelet measures 5/8" wide with the coral stones running a full 3" on top. The sides are stamped, and the inside of this piece measures 5 5/8" with a 1 1/4" opening. It should fit a 6 1/2" to 7 1/2" wrist.

Your price: $2500.00


c. 1970 Sterling Silver and Red Coral One-Stone Bracelet by Arlene Blackgoat, Navajo

Here is a signed piece by Arlene Blackgoat. The coral is gorgeous, and the heavy Sterling silver is stamped and filed in a "Greek Key" pattern. Neat piece. The stone measures 1/2" x 1/4," and the band is 3/4" wide. The inside of this piece measures 5 5/8" with a 1 1/4" opening. This should fit a 6" to 6 1/2" wrist.

Your price: $875.00


Moon and Stars Sunface Mosaic Inlay Bracelet by WS

This beautiful bracelet has some fine mosaic inlay of jet, spiney oyster shell, mother of pearl, and turquoise. I acquired this in a trade, along with the smaller Yei bracelet from the same maker below. "WS" appears to be a Din'eh (Navajo artist) named Willie Shaw, and is from the early to late 1980's. The bracelet measures 1" wide and the inside of this piece measures 5 1/4" with a 1 3/8" opening. It should fit a 6 1/4" to 6 3/4" wrist.

Your price: $550.00


Mosaic Inlay Yei Bracelet by WS

Here's another fine mosaic inlay bracelet of jet, spiney oyster shell, white clam shell, malachite, and turquoise by "WS" who appears to be a Din'eh (Navajo artist) named Willie Shaw, and is from the early to late 1980's. The bracelet measures 1" wide and the inside of this piece measures 5 1/4" with a 1 3/8" opening. It should fit a 6 1/4" to 6 3/4" wrist.

Your price: $350.00


c. 1970 Large Turquoise Petit Point Cluster Bracelet, by Juliana Williams, Navajo

What a gorgeous large cluster bracelet! The top of this heavy Sterling Silver, three-wire bracelet measures 3" x 3 1/4" with side pieces that measure 7/8" x 1 3/4." The inside of this piece measures 5 3/4" with a 1 1/4" opening. It should fit a 6 3/4" to 8" wrist.

Your price: $2750.00


c. 1960 Three-Stone, Denali Turquoise Bracelet - Unsigned Navajo

A very rare find - You don't see many Denali Turquoise bracelets of this quality and size! The silver-work is amazing, and the weight of this three-wire bracelet is surprisingly heavy. The center stone measures 1 1/4" x 7/8" with side stones that measure 7/8" x 5/8." The inside of this piece measures 5 1/4" with a 1" opening. It should fit a 5 1/2" to 6 1/3" wrist.

Your price: $1950.00


c. 1960 One-Stone, Turquoise Bracelet - Unsigned Navajo

This heavy silver bracelet has a stone that these pictures simply do not do justice! The center stone measures 1 5/8" x 1 1/2" with beautiful silver side pieces over the heavy, three-wire band." The inside of this piece measures 5 1/4" with a 1" opening. It should fit a 5 1/2" to 6 1/4" wrist.

Your price: $1950.00


c. 1935/40 Turquoise Unsigned Small Trade Bracelet - Handmade Navajo

This is another lovely old trade bracelet - the top of this bracelet measures 7/8" at the widest part with one turquoise stone surrounded by twist wire and silver drops. The side pieces taper and have stamped thunderbird applique measuring that measure 1/2" x 5/8." The inside of this piece measures 5 1/4" with a 1 1/8" opening. It should fit a 6 to 6 1/2".

Your price: $500.00

c.1940/50 Zuni Turquoise Petit Point Pin/Pendant
Here is a lovely old turquoise petit point
pin. This pin/pendant measures 2" x 1." Very pretty!

Your price: $300.00

c.1940 Zuni Turquoise Petit Point Pin/Pendant
This lovely old turquoise petit point pin/pendant measures 1 3/4 in diameter. Very pretty!

Your price: $350.00


c.1950 Navajo Three-Stone Turquoise Pin
This is a very nice old piece - Three beautifully matched turquoise stones that have aged well together in a heavy silver setting with twist wire. The outside stones measure 5/8" x 3/8" and the center stone measures 5/8" x 1/2." The overall measurements of this pin are 2 1/4" x 1." Gorgeous!

Your price: $450.00


c.1950 Navajo Three-Stone Turquoise and Red Coral Pin/Pendant
This pin/pendant is a beautiful and unusual piece, for certain! The photo doesn't do the gorgeous 5/8" x 3/8" and 1" 1/2" sky-blue turquoise stones justice, and the 1/2" x 3/8" red branch coral is next to perfect! This piece is made of very heavy Sterling silver and measures 2 1/4" x 2 1/8" overall with a large open-hook style bail on the back. Outstanding!

Your price: $1000.00

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c.1960 Heavy Sterling Silver Branch Coral Pendant, handmade by JW, Din'eh
This is much prettier in-hand - The color of the three, real Gulf branch coral is much more intense. This heavy, Sterling silver pendant a stamped hallmark "JW," and measures 1 3/4 x 1 3/8. A really wonderful piece!

Your price: $550.00

c.1960 Two Piece, Chip Inlay Waterbird Pin/Pendant, handmade by Tommy Singer, Din'eh
Here's a great old chip inlay piece from the master himself, Tommy Singer. This pretty, two-piece pin/pendant measures 2 3/8" x 1 1/4" and has both turquoise and coral chip inlay that has survived in excellent condition.

Your price: $475.00

c.1970 Chip Inlay Oval Belt Buckle by Tommy Singer, Din'eh
One of Tommy Singer's beautiful c.1970 chip inlaybelt buckles, measuring 3" x 2 1/2" oval in heavy Sterling silver, turquoise and coral chip inlay, and silver stamping in a classic "Greek key" pattern. Take a close look at the inlay - it is in remarkably good condition! So many chip inlay pieces have not faired so well. See hallmark below.

Your price: $1000.00


c. 1960 Three-Stone, Turquoise and Turquoise Chip Inlay Bracelet by TOMMY SINGER, Din'eh (Navajo)

This heavy silver bracelet is in amazing condition, with three turquoise stones in a shadow box style, turquoise chip inlay, and "fish-tail" sides. The three turquoise stones measure 3/4" x 1/2" shadow box opening measures 1 1/8" x 5," and the top is 2" wide. The inside of this piece measures 5 3/8" with a 1" opening. It should fit a 5 1/2" to 6 1/4" wrist.

Your price: $2500.00


Zuni c.1940 Turquoise Petit Point Ring

Small Turquoise petit point - 1 3/4" x 1 1/8" - Beautiful!! - Size 6 1/2.

Your price: $140.00


Zuni c.1960 Small Turquoise Petit Point Ring

Small Turquoise petit point - 1" diameter - Beautiful!! - Size 4.

Your price: $85.00


Zuni c.1960 Channel and Mosaic Inlay Jet Sunface Ring

Mosaic Inlay Sunface ring of jet, turquoise, mother of pearl and coral - 1 1/4" x 3/4" overall - Beautiful!! - Size 4 1/4.

Your price: $195.00

Frances Begay, Navajo c.1970 Turquoise One-Stone Wide Shank Ring

One beautiful natural turquoise stone, measuring approximately 1 3/4" x 7/8" set in a Sterling silver file-work bezel - 2" x 1 1/8" overall - Beautiful!! - Wide-shank, Size 8 1/2.

Your price: $295.00

Navajo c.1960 Turquoise and Red Coral Two-Stone Ladies Ring

One natural turquoise stone, measuring approximately 1/2" x 1/2" and one 1/2" x 1/4" natural coral stone set in an ornate Sterling silver bezel with fancy applique - 1 5/8" x 1 1/8" overall - Beautiful!! - Size 7 1/2.

Your price: $450.00


c. 1960 Navajo Heavy Sterling Silver and Turquoise Watch Cuff

Here is a more primitive style Navajo watch cuff with two fine turquoise stones. This piece is approximately 1 7/8" wide with leaf/feather applique and stampwork on the sides. The inside of this piece measures 5 1/2" with a 1 3/4" opening. It should fit a 6 1/2" to 7" wrist.

Your price: $575.00


c. 1960 Navajo Heavy Sterling Silver and Turquoise Shadowbox Watch Cuff

Really neat shadowbox-style watch cuff with four high quality turquoise stones! The sides are stamped, and 1 5/8" at the widest part. The inside of this piece measures 5" with a 1 3/8" opening. It should fit a 6" to 6 1/2" wrist.

Your price: $475.00

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