We have similar Turquoise and Native American items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A.Markings : Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Main Stone : Orvil Jack Lime Green Turquoise. Color: opaque bright green hue with a deep brown matrix.
Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Carved and polished cabochon. Bale opening measurements : 3.3 mm across. Handmade in the 1960s by a talented Navajo silversmith.900 sterling silver with copper and brass accents. Features a beautiful, bright green Orvil Jack turquoise resting in a bezel setting. This triangular pendant is accented by copper and brass swirl and linear motifs. Completed with a standard bale for wear as a pendant.
Tarnish on the sterling silver gives the necklace an antique quality we believe is rather lovely. The price has been reduced to reflect this.
This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith. It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular.
Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing.The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings. Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s. When a loan wasn't repaid, the item became known as either "Old Pawn" or Dead Pawn. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present.
Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. Orvil Jack Turquoise is a very rare and collectible Nevada turquoise that is world famous for its entirely yellow-green hues and is sometimes mixed with a soft brown matrix; although the mine more commonly produces bright blue turquoise with dark spiderweb matrix. Orvil Jack Lime Green Turquoise is one of the rarest types of turquoise in the world and highly desired. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Necklaces & Pendants".The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.