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Native American and Mexico and Southwest
Vintage Native American Sterling MOP Squash Blossom Slave Bracelet: A beautiful example of a Navajo slave bracelet, this set of bracelet, ring and connecting medallion is hand crafted in sterling silver and set with pinkish mother-of-pearl. The bracelet fits a smaller to medium wrist with interior measurements of 5 1/2" around with a 7/8" opening. There is some give in the bracelet either way. The lovely glowing pink cabochon is accented with a leaf and squash blossom. The connecting medallion measures 1 1/8 by 3/4". The ring is a size 8, but sizeable. The bracelet is signed with the initials OG. A very faint sterling mark is stamped between the letters. A lovely set!
Vintage Zuni Sterling Turquoise Needlepoint "S" Curve Brooch: This exquisite vintage Native American brooch is Zuni made in the traditional needlepoint style. Small teardrop and round cabochons of sky blue turquoise are hand precision cut and set in sawtooth bezels. The curved ends are accented with raindrops in sterling silver and twisted wire borders the brooch. The design is expertly executed and quite elegant. The brooch is unmarked sterling and unsigned. It measures 1 1/2 by 5/8".
Vintage Sterling Vermeil Sun-face Link Bracelet: This vintage bracelet is crafted in gold plated sterling silver, known as vermeil. The bracelet features five sun-face links alternating with double U shaped links for a total length of 7 1/2”. It’s 1/2” wide with a secure fold over clasp. Marked 925 and a nice weight at 24.32 grams. The vermeil plating is in excellent condition. This bracelet is Mexico in origin.
Vintage Mexico Sterling Genuine Amethyst Drop Earrings: These vintage hand fabricated earrings are crafted in sterling silver and set with beautiful genuine medium purple amethysts. The earrings drop from sterling kidney wires. The top amethyst measures 9x7 mm and the bottom are long ovals measuring 18x9 mm. Each stone is securely set in a hand crafted bezel. These earrings are unmarked, but are Mexican in origin. They acid test as sterling silver. Pictures don’t do them justice!
Vintage Taxco Mexico Sterling Bypass Clamper Bracelet Signed CP: This stunning and elegant vintage mid century Mexico sterling bypass bracelet features two curved stylized fern fronds, each wrapping in a different direction. The bracelet is in excellent condition, the hinge in excellent shape. The bracelet measures 2 5/8" wide at the top, and tapers to 1" wide at the hinge. The bracelet is in wonderful condition with no dings or damage. Although the bracelet is signed CP, the artist is listed in the books but not identified. The bracelet fits my 6" wrist perfectly, but will fit a medium wrist comfortably. Signed Sterling CP Taxco Mexico
Vintage Large Mixed Metal Artisan Bracelet Signed Mexico Unisex: Fabulous vintage artisan mixed metal bracelet from Mexico in a larger size. The copper base is embellished with ornate brass work and accented with a white metal. The design is fun and dimensional with a brutalist flair! A larger bracelet, it measures 6" around the inside with a 1 5/8" opening. Definitely for a larger wrist. Interior measurements are 2 5/8 by 2". Signed Hecho En Mexico
Vintage Zuni John and Rosali Bowannie Inlay Sterling Silver Medallion Necklace: This stunning and rare design necklace from Native American Zuni husband and wife team John and Rosali Bowannie features an ornately inlaid central medallion pendant. The pendant is expertly inlaid with turquoise, jet, mother of pearl and spiny oyster. The pendant has a teardrop dangle in the center. It’s bordered with twisted wire and hand stamping. The pendant measures 3 1/4 by 2 1/4”. It’s signed JRB Zuni. The open link chain measures 10” on each side. The spring ring is marked sterling. The pendant has been acid tested and is sterling.
Albert Jake Navajo Sterling Turquoise Spiny Oyster Lapis Pendant: This fabulous and large pendant from renowned Navajo artist Albert Jake is crafted in sterling silver. The heavily incised setting is oxidized in the channel to show detail. The large ribbed bale echoes the design. The pendant is set with lovely high quality genuine stones. The top is a round lapis lazuli, the middle is an oval spiny oyster. The bottom stone is a gorgeous teardrop turquoise. Each stone is securely bezel set and surrounded by a twisted rope silver border. The pendant measures 2 5/8”long by 1” wide. Signed A. Jake sterling.
Jeronimo Fuentes Mexico Sterling Enamel Donkey with Flowers Brooch: This enchanting vintage figural enamel brooch from Taxco Mexico was made by master enamelist Jeronimo Fuentes. He was made head of Margo de Taxco's enamel studio in 1953. This little beauty features a detailed donkey carrying a basket of flowers. The enamel is in excellent shape. This little beauty measures 1 3/8 by 1 1/2" and is fully hallmarked.
Authentic Navajo Sterling Turquoise Brooch Pendant Juliana Williams: Absolutely stunning authentic Navajo sterling and sky blue turquoise brooch with pendant hook. Superb craftsmanship. The brooch measures 2” and is signed LWMS. Each oval turquoise stone is set in a saw tooth bezel. Twisted rope accents enhance the design. This stunning piece is a collaboration between Juliana Williams and her sister-in law Martha Smiley. A fabulous piece! Unmarked, tests as sterling.
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