Vintage Old Navajo Pawn Turquoise Square Cut Row Bracelet Sterling Silver Cuff. Old Native American Navajo Vintage Pawn Bracelet. Sterling Silver Kingman Turquoise Square Cut Row Bracelet. Seven Graduated Turquoise cabochons, 3/8" x 3/8" square cut to 1/2 x 5/8 in center set in silver bezels, stamped spacers and large silver beads. Weight 56 grams (2.0 oz).Bracelet size - five and five eight inch (5 5/8") band with one inch (1.0") opening to fit a medium 6 5/8 inch or smaller wrist. Bracelet height 3/4 inch in center.
Vintage wear, age and patina. Stamped sterling and horned sun symbol of the Navajo Arts & Craft Guild.Throughout history pawn by our Native Americans, has been used as a economic and safekeeping activity for material possessions. Guns, saddles and jewelry move in and out of pawn shops during the seasons. Guns and saddles are needed during hunting season and round up and Jewelry is worn during the summer dances and ceremonies. The pawn shop is the place to safe keep possessions when not needed. Native American jewelry, old pawn and vintage jewelry made for Native Americans by Native Americans is believed to be a higher quality and most likely made specifically customized to the buyers request and size.
This jewelry had different purposes and could be used as decoration, ceremonial or a display of wealth. Besides the beauty, craftsmanship and artistic nature of Native American Jewelry; is that it was once owned, worn, appreciated and used. If the jewelry spirit could talk it would tell of the happy times, sad times, celebrations, ceremonies and its travels in its first life.If you are lucky enough to own a piece of Native American Pawn Jewelry and treasure it, you will add your own story, spirit and share the emotional bond with our Native American treasure and history. Navajo Arts & Cracts Guild. The NACG was formed in 1941 under the auspices of the U. Governments Indian Arts and Crafts Board and the Navajo Tribal authority to help young Navajo silversmiths learn from the masters. To maintain the quality of classic Navajo silver work for succeeding generations. The Guild's standards were exacting and their instructors were among the most accomplished Navajo jewelers of the era. Among them the Guilds first Director, Navajo silversmith and jewelry teacher, Ambrose Roanhorse.
Individual makers were not allowed to sign Navajo Guild pieces. They used the official Horned Sun hallmark of the NACG. The silver work of The Navajo Guild is characterized by its extremely high-level of overall quality, use of classic Navajo silversmithing techniques and materials, clean, elegant lines, use of stamp, chisel and file work.
The best of the Navajo Guilds silver work is some of the finest Navajo jewelry of the 20th century and it is highly desirable and collectible. There are many legends surrounding Native Americans and Turquoise.Many believe Turquoise harbors life-giving qualities and symbolized both water and sky. Many people still believe the stone has the power to heal, bring good fortune, improve focus enhance positive energy. By wearing Turquoise it provides protection, good health and long life. Cultures throughout the world believe turquoise is a carrier of positive energy that allows the wearer to deflect negativity and ward off depression.
It is also believed to be a stone of good fortune. When offered as a gift, turquoise metaphysical properties will be transferred to the person receiving the stone. Archeologists believe American Indians began mining turquoise thousands of years ago in the American Southwest.
Ancient dig sites have been discovered in Kingman, Arizona and other locations. _gsrx_vers_856 GS 7.0.20 (856). The item "Vintage Old Navajo Pawn Turquoise Square Cut Row Bracelet Sterling Silver Cuff" is in sale since Thursday, October 24, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Cultures & Ethnicities\Native American\ US\1935-Now\Jewelry". The seller is "amanasky" and is located in Dolan Springs, Arizona.
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