On offer is an authentic, beautiful vintage NAVAJO hand wrought. 925 sterling silver pin / brooch adorned with a dramatic natural gem quality desert blue green hand-cut and polished diamond shaped southwest turquoise cabochon stone. The fine gem quality stone has the rich Persian Blue coloring that is characteristic of the Blue Gem mine region of Nevada. It is surrounded by decorative silver rope and wire applications. This pin / brooch is not hallmarked which was quite common in Native American jewelry prior to the 1970's.
We believe this pin / brooch was created circa 1940's or perhaps earlier. This exquisite pin / brooch was skillfully crafted with attention to detail in the NAVAJO tradition and is in very good vintage condition. Any white marks or spots are lighting reflections and not flaws. (please see ALL photos for an accurate detailed depiction).The pin back is in good working order. The large hand-cut and polished southwest turquoise diamond shaped stone is in very good condition with no chips or cracks and is securely set in a plain silver bezel. 1" long x 11/16" wide.
Overall, the pin / brooch measures approx. 1 1/4" long x 7/8" at widest. It weighs 6.8 grams. This classic, sophisticated vintage NAVAJO.
925 sterling silver and gem quality southwest turquoise pin / brooch crafted by a skilled artisan would make an outstanding addition to any Twentieth Century Native American Silver and Stone Jewelry, Fine American Southwest Turquoise or Historic Cultural Arts and Crafts collection. We have been involved in the design and creation of contemporary jewelry at the undergraduate and post graduate level since 1967. In 1975 we opened a gallery of hand wrought fine art contemporary jewels and have since handled thousands of unique, one of a kind and limited edition pieces crafted predominantly by American artisans with a special emphasis on Native American Art. Will be determined upon request.We believe our photos and description to be an accurate testament. Thus, ALL SALES ARE FINAL. Thanks for looking and good luck.