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No traveler in the Southwest can ignore the abundance of gorgeous silver and turquoise jewelry available at every turn. Old Pawn jewelry is our specialty - authenticity guaranteed. Hundreds of pieces of antique Native American jewelry online. We purchase our old pawn from estates, private collections, and directly from the reservation. Old pawn Native American jewelry has been at the heart of the Southwest economy and culture for roughly years. Its demand is greater than ever among collectors who want authentic jewelry that has actually been worn and coveted by the indigenous people who created it which is becoming scarcer and more valuable by the day.
Nativepawn carries a large assortment of navajo and native american old and vintage jewelry as well as dead pawn indian jewelry
Guaranteed to take your breath away, These blue to blue-green stones are bezel set Set in Sterling, a tiny twist wire accents all the cabs. It features a prayer shrine, a traditional offering stick that is placed in the ground. Hand built with two layers Handcrafted in Sterling, he's dressed with genuine, Turquoise Mountain He used a 4 lb. These display nice, blue color with matrix throughout and are spaced with large The color and matrix look exceptionally nice, This Tibetan White Buffalo stone is bezel set with a twist wire wrap, which is Vintage, blue to blue-green Ithaca Peak Turquoise heishi display beautiful color and matrix It depicts "The Night Godfather", the pueblo guardian of homes and villages.
Hand cut tiles of Mother of Pearl, Turquoise, This caring, supernatural being, who brings healing power to ceremonies, is fitted with genuine On one side, is a cobblestone inlay with blue to green The 4" long, The unknown artisan This classic, southwest accessory is dressed with genuine, Sleeping Beauty stones. The German Silver A hand hammered Sterling cuff features a central medallion that has Turquoise on one side and This is high quality, handcrafted work made from two layers of metal. Surrounded in a simple Sterling setting of twist wire All the pieces complement each other and the Bisbee II Turquoise is enhanced to full effect surrounded by Sterling It offers tradition and classic, southwest color in one!
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The sky blue stones are accented with The metalwork is skilled and precise and was inspired by the early works of the The Sterling necklace Navajo Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace This Navajo Turquoise Squash Blossom Necklace set offers a complete and matching ensemble that includes a ring, post earrings and a cuff bracelet. Inspired by old pawn jewelry, the de includes twist wire and This dimensional, Great Horned Owl is shown in ceremonial regalia with genuine, It was handmade using the tribal symbol of a long life and good health. The overlaid Depicting the Rainbow Man, a guardian of the summer rains, it's handcrafted in Sterling fitted with Circa 's, this was made by Effie using natural, Kingman The stones are set in high fence bezels with twist wire.
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At the He symbolizes intelligence and wisdom, and who doesn't need a dose of that! Handcrafted in It's paired up with a genuine Mediterranean Coral and Mother Natural Arizona stones were hand cut, bezel set and accented with Sterling twist wire and drops. This large de depicts Tasaf, a Navajo deity that belong to a class of Hopi katsina that crosses cultural boundaries. A single strand of seamed and patterned be are strung on quality foxtail.
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It's 18" long plus 1" of extension These gorgeous stones are bezel set in Sterling with twist wire, You would say, that this is a simple de but the These gorgeous, high-quality cabs are shadowboxed in Sterling in handmade jewelry The Silver was hammered in traditional patterns and then given a nice dose It features a detailed Sunface kachina, set with an abundance of genuine Kingman stones.
It's traditionally It depicts the waterbird, who represents the renewal of life and each side is set with Tommys' ature Shiprock style, chip inlay. Twist wire Our stone was hand cut by the McGuinness lapidarists of Nevada. Our in-house smith, Garrison Boyd set them These pretty, blue cabs are absolutely the best, and the Silver We have a wonderful selection of Old Pawn Jewelry from the 's to present time, which was made by some of the best Navajo, Hopi and Zuni artists in the American Southwest.
On Native American Indian reservations, any Old Pawn Jewelry or Native American art that is years old is considered to be very old, antique, vintage, or ancient. Strictly off of a Native American Indian Reservation, such as the Navajo Reservation, old pawn represents genuine authentic Indian jewelry, although it is the opinion of some pseudo-experts that old pawn was jewelry that was originally made for pawn. It, in fact, isn't necessarily a piece of jewelry that a Native American Indian had pawned, because he or she had financial woes, or needed money at that present time.
For collectors of Native American antique vintage old pawn jewelry, the emotional attraction and Old pawn indian jewelry for sale of old pawn Indian jewelry is that it was once owned, appreciated, worn, and used by actual Native American Indians. It is as an intimate relic of a people and a culture that is slowly disappearing into history. Old Pawn Jewelry experts have researched Native American Indian Silversmiths and antique vintage old pawn jewelry and they are convinced that most of the old silversmiths produced a higher standard of their art for Native American Indians than they did for traders and other non-Native American Indians.
More often than not, the buyer furnished the old jewelry, silver, turquoise, or anything else that was needed. Old Pawn Jewelry serves many different and distinct purposes, which include a decoration, a display of wealth, and also, could be used as collateral against loans at a trading post. The pawn rack became an important and respectable part of the economic and social life of many Native Americans, such as the Navajo people. Old Pawn Jewelry moved in and out of pawn shops at regular seasonal intervals, which were synchronized to the spring and fall lamb, wool, and the harvest activities.
Much of the Indian jewelry was removed from pawn during the summer dances and ceremonies, and it was returned again during the winter months. The discerning Native Americans knew beauty and skilled craftsmanship, therefore, they would not wear poorly constructed or inadequate Old Pawn Jewelry. The quality and color of the turquoise may not have been the best, however, the craftsmanship was expected to be of high quality.
The Navajo people kept their silver bright, shining and untarnished by buffing, or brushing it with yucca suds and water. Native Americans rarely pawned all of their silver with one particular trader. Established traders set their own time limits with the individual, regardless of the general law, which required traders to hold pawn for only thirty days.
If a loan contract is not paid or extended, it is displayed in a warning case for 30 days, before it is classified as old or dead pawn. Old pawn racks were rich sources of the jewelry created by the finest Navajo silversmiths of their day for the Native Americans. It was untouched by the influence of other people and cultures.
If antique vintage old pawn jewelry could, it would be able to tell a story of happy times, times of sorrow and ceremonials, as it has traveled along the path of Native American life. Native Americans have been handcrafting jewelry since they first drew inspiration from their natural surroundings and transformed shell and stone into wearable jewelry. Some of the oldest discovered pieces date from over 10, years ago.
Vintage navajo, zuni, and hopi turquoise
The skilled artisans at Alltribes continue the age-old tradition and create captivating works of art that will surpass your expectations! Alltribes is one of the rare workshops that you can actually come in and visit, and see the artists creating extraordinary pieces of jewelry.
While most of our silversmiths are Navajo, we employ artists of a wide variety of backgrounds. Some work from home, on the reservation, and some work here in our shop. Alltribes Native American Art and Jewelry blends ancient history, natural beauty, and unparalleled expertise flawlessly. The de and quality of our Silver and Turquoise jewelry are unmatched and stand far above the rest.
Native american navajo old pawn silver and turquoise jewelry
Turquoise conveys a special meaning as it has for centuries and in populations across the globe. Turquoise ifies healing, spirit and good fortune. With masterful techniques, our artisans incorporate this semi-precious stone into beautiful and intricate des, drawing customers from around the world. You can own a piece of Native American artistry without spending a fortune.
Alltribes provides deep discounts because we don't purchase our jewelry elsewhere. Our in-house artists and silversmiths create custom pieces without the extra expenses of middlemen, shipping and tariffs. Gilbert, AZ provides the ideal location for crafting our Native American jewelry.
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The Navajo and Hopi Indian tribes have inhabited nearby lands for many thousands of years. Their eternal respect for natural beauty and their innate talent shines through in every handcrafted piece of jewelry. This unique and exceedingly rare turquoise is renowned for its hardness, durability, and gorgeous color.
Our artisans preserve the natural beauty of this precious stone, so you can admire its elegance for years to come.
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A hand buffed polish protects the stones and heightens its natural beauty. In addition to Native American jewelry, Alltribes upholds the ancient traditions of Native Americans by offering more than remarkable jewelry. We offer a wide variety of Native American Cultural Art including authentic Hopi Kachina dolls, pueblo pottery, Navajo Wool Rugs, hand-dyed leather belts, dreamcatchers, tomahawks and other Southwestern and Native American artifacts, to beautify your home and your life.
It is our pleasure, to help spread knowledge about the Native American culture to the general public.