Vintage Zuni 925 Silver Hand Carved Turquoise Horses with Real Feathers Earrings

Category Jewelry & Watches Ethnic, Regional & Tribal Native American Earrings

Current price $13.50

Listing type Chinese

Location Collinsville, Alabama 359** US

Quantity sold 1

Quantity available 1

Bids 9

Seller painted-sky (33909)

Seller rating 100% positive feedback

Country Of Origin USA

Material Turquoise & Sterling Silver .925 & Feather

They Measure 1 3/8" tall with french hooks x 1" longest

They Weigh 1.8 grams each

Type French Hook

Featured Refinements Vintage Zuni Earrings

Metal Purity .925

Artisan Kelly Kallestewa

Main Stone Turquoise

Metal Sterling Silver

Brand Handmade

Jewelry Type Earrings

Tribal Affiliation Navajo

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Up for Auction.... This Beautiful Vintage Native American Zuni Handmade 925 Sterling Silver & Genuine Natural Hand Carved Turquoise Horses with Real Feathers Dangling Earrings.... They measure: 1 3/8" tall with french hooks x 1" longest.... They weigh 1.8 grams each.... They are Not signed, they were made by the Zuni Artisan " Kelly Kallestewa "..... This Pair of Earrings came from an old Collection of Fine Native American Indian Jewelry from an Old Indian Trading Post / Pawn Shop in Santa Fe, New Mexico that Shut down many years ago, these earrings and the many other items that were in the Old inventory of this Trading Post / Pawn Shop were put away after this Trading Post / Pawn Shop shut down and then they were passed on to the son when the owner of this Old Indian Trading Post / Pawn Shop passes away, then he had them put away for many many more years, I will be listing these Great Rare finds on our eBay site, exact age unknown.
PLEASE NOTE:::... Turquoises, Shells, Gemstones and Coral are very difficult to photograph to Perfect Life Like, because the lights can penetrate somewhat into some of them and the different types of lights used can create many different slight color tones and hues of them in the photos, and or it can make items look darker shades, tones and hues, so I cannot and will not try to say an exact color of the item being sold because, the cameras, bright lights, backgrounds, foregrounds and computer monitors and moving the item around to photograph it can also distort the actual Life Like color tones and hues, and it may be the color your seeing on your computer monitor when you get it or it may be a lighter or darker color, tone or hue when you get it from what your seeing on your computer monitor, also the angle of which your looking at a computer monitor can also change the color, color tones and hues of an items color your looking at, Thanks.
Throughout our Indian lands the trading posts serve also as pawn shops with the trader usually involved in an earthy form of banking business - part of the process known as pawning...... Most Hopi, Zuni and Navajo reservation Indians (The BIG Three) and many other Traders converted their turquoise and silver jewelry into cash....... When in need of money or commodities their assets are used as securities for loans......... At times the trading post vault is the safest place in which to keep valuables........ In this case the Native American pawns their items for a minimum loan of cash and is happy to pay the interest rate in return for the security of his goods...... If articles are not redeemed after the contractual length of time, it becomes " Old Pawn " and may be sold by the pawn shop trader for whatever the market will allow.
Origin of the items we sell....... Most Jewelry is purchased because the buyer loves the look of an item, and it is a personal preference, and some are sought after by collectors, but it is the Buyers sole responsibility to Actually know what they are purchasing, and do their own research, as we can only give the information that we gathered when we purchased the items, we cannot verify our information in our descriptions due to many different circumstances, like ........ the person who had them in an estate was the only surviving spouse and they don't know the information about the items, or the information is given by an estate executor who had the items looked at by a professional, or did their own research, or a large group of jewelry was purchased from a Dead Pawn or Old Pawn Collection purchase, Auctions or individually purchased from other collectors, and a lot of items are already tagged with information by the previous owners or estate personnel, if items have sales tags or inked writing on them we remove these tags or writing on the items most of the time before we sell them, or the Gallery or Person it came from gave us the information we use, or was made by, we also cannot verify the exact age of items, or any hallmarks, or who had them first, second, third and so on on these old items unless signed with full name of silversmith.
We try our very best to give you all the information we have gathered, and have purchased many Native American Indian Identification Books on the Makers and Hallmarks of their Jewelry, and use the internet to do research on these items, and use that information we researched, in addition to the information we have been given. We give all that information we know on an item in our auction descriptions, and we thank all the other ebayers out there who also take the time to let use know more about an item we may not know about, so if you see an item that has information you feel is incorrect, or can give us more information on it, please email us, or call us about that information you have, we never intentionally misrepresent anything we sell, and will always do our best to bring you the information we gathered about that item, we are not experts by any means.
Just a little about our experience in this field of Native American Jewelry. We have lived and worked in Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Utah and Colorado, I used to work in the turquoise and copper mines in Arizona for 12 years Tunneling in Texas 10 years, Mining in Colorado 15 years and have been around turquoise jewelry over 45 years, so it is not something new to me or my wife, although we don't know it all, we do have a great understanding about it and collecting it, and have an extensive Rare Library of the old collectors books and unpublished magazines and manuscripts on the subject which helps us learn and understand more each day. Although we live in Alabama right now, we still travel to the southwestern states scouring North, South, East and West of each state, up and down the old untraveled back roads no one else does, finding forgotten mine sites and rare minerals and have a great reputation with some of the oldest Indian trading posts in the southwest and with the Individual Native Americans them selves, so you may know you are buying from a very experienced collector of Native American Indian Jewelry, which you can see by the unusual and unique items we bring to ebay, and have done so for over 18 years now, longer than most of the sellers selling Native American New Jewelry now, and we sell Turquoise Jewelry necklaces, rings bolos belt buckles, bracelets, and, Kachinas, Pottery, Rugs, Blankets, Art Work and more, if you have any questions, or looking for that special piece to fulfill your collection, please feel free to email us and let us know.

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