Antique Vintage Coin Sterling 900 Silver Native Navajo Ajax Turquoise Pendant

Antique Vintage Coin Sterling 900 Silver Native Navajo Ajax Turquoise Pendant
Antique Vintage Coin Sterling 900 Silver Native Navajo Ajax Turquoise Pendant
Antique Vintage Coin Sterling 900 Silver Native Navajo Ajax Turquoise Pendant
Antique Vintage Coin Sterling 900 Silver Native Navajo Ajax Turquoise Pendant
Antique Vintage Coin Sterling 900 Silver Native Navajo Ajax Turquoise Pendant

Antique Vintage Coin Sterling 900 Silver Native Navajo Ajax Turquoise Pendant
We have similar Native Navajo items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Age Circa: Antique Native Navajo C. On the back of the pendant, Tested, and Guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States, Navajo Nation. Gram Weight: 22.5. 900 Coin Sterling Silver. Main Stone: Ajax Turquoise. Main Stone Measurements/Color: Measures 45.4 mm long by 24.3 mm wide, Opaque green hue with blues throughout as well as light brown and darker brown striations. 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 Oval Cabochon Cut. Item Measurements: The pendant measures 2.16 long and 1.16. Closure/Clasp Type: Standard Bale, Measures 2.3 mm in diameter. Pendant Type: Drop/Dangle Pendant. Notable Features: This necklace pendant was handmade with Navajo craftsmanship and design. 900 coin sterling silver and Ajax turquoise, this necklace pendant was handcrafted by a skilled Navajo silversmith in the American Southwest around the year 1940. The artisan is Thomas Tso, and he would have hand-hammered the coin sterling silver, carved the stone, and every aspect of the piece would have been handmade. The focal point of this pendant is an oval cabochon cut turquoise stone. This turquoise stone was mined in Nevada and is an Ajax turquoise stone. This stone is rare because most of the turquoise found in this mine has already been found and removed, meaning that it is rare in quantity. This stone is fairly different from most turquoise in that it is green and blue in color and has light brown striations with some slightly darker brown striations mixed in. The stone is held securely in place using a coin silver bezel. Surrounding the base of this bezel is a halo of coin silver that has an applied-granulation appearance to it, the texture drawing the eye in towards the stone. This pendant has a bale that measures 2.3 mm in diameter. A larger bale could easily be added should an individual desire to string this pendant on a larger chain than one that is 2.3 mm wide. Such beautiful statement pieces like these don’t appear often. An exquisite example of Navajo jewelry, this pendant would make a valuable addition to any antique jewelry collection or make a wonderful gift. Don’t miss your chance to preserve this amazing piece of American history. Damage: Age appropriate wear. This item is fairly tarnished, which adds to the character of this item. The price of this pendant 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 wasnt 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. Ajax Turquoise is mined exclusively in Nevada and is one of the only naturally green turquoise stones in the world. The stones range in color from light blue with darker blue veining, to the most rare and desirable deep green with light blue veining and mottling. Not all Ajax stones display a matrix, but the ones that do are truly breathtaking. Ajax is an American turquoise most commonly found in old pawn Native American jewelry. The item “Antique Vintage Coin Sterling 900 Silver Native Navajo Ajax Turquoise Pendant” is in sale since Sunday, January 13, 2019. This item is in the category “Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Necklaces & Pendants”. The seller is “abeautifultimeco” and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped worldwide.
  • Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
  • Metal: Coin Sterling Silver
  • Jewelry Type: Pendants
  • Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
  • Country of Origin: United States, Navajo Nation
  • Modified Item: No
  • Main Stone: Turquoise
  • Metal Purity: .900
  • Ethnic Origin: Navajo
  • Artisan: JRA Makers Mark
  • Brand: Thomas Tso

Antique Vintage Coin Sterling 900 Silver Native Navajo Ajax Turquoise Pendant