Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Green Agate Pendant 12g

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Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Green Agate Pendant 12g
Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Green Agate Pendant 12g
Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Green Agate Pendant 12g
Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Green Agate Pendant 12g

Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Green Agate Pendant 12g
We have similar Agate and Navajo items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Angela A. Markings: Unmarked, tested, and guaranteed. Length: 33.66 mm. Width: 19.32 mm. Color: opaque mottled lighter and darker green hues with tan inclusions. Accent Stone Measurements/Color. 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: 4.85 mm length, 2.88 mm width. Handmade during the 1960s by a talented Navajo silversmith. 900 sterling silver, also known as coin silver, a popular purity of silver during this time period. Features a beautiful, rare agate stone. This green and tan agate rests in a bezel setting. Completed with a standard bale, enabling the pendant to be worn on a variety of antique chains or necklaces. Damage: Age appropriate wear. Tarnish on some areas on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite 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 first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith. Atsidi Sani, in turn, taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation. 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. Agates are a semi-precious variety of gemstones composed of chalcedony and quartz layers that vary highly in grain and coloration, and usually show multi-color bands. It comes in many different colors including white, red, black, yellow, brown, or pink. The hues and bands are dependent on environmental pressure and temperature, and the mineral contents of each stone. Each agate is unique because of these myriad factors, and even slabs cut from the same specimen will vary in coloration and design. The stone was discovered on the shore of the Greek river Achates in the 3rd Century BC, and has been used for carvings and jewelry since. 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.
  • Country of Origin: United States, Navajo Nation
  • Modified Item: No
  • Jewelry Type: Pendants
  • Ethnic Origin: Navajo
  • Type: Pendant
  • Brand: Unbranded
  • Era: Vintage Native Navajo c. 1960
  • Ethnic & Regional Style: Native American
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Metal Purity: .900
  • Closure: Standard bale
  • Main Stone: Agate
  • Metal: Sterling Silver
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Style: Pendant

Antique Vintage Sterling Coin Silver Native Navajo Pawn Green Agate Pendant 12g

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