Gram Weight: 24.9 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color: Sleeping Beauty Hue, some stones blue, some teal from aging over the years - a cool effect.Stone Treatment : The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified Gemologists and cannot be sure. Stone Cuts: Cabochon - Petit Point.
Item Measurements: The necklace has a wearable length of 21, it is adjustable and can be hooked on any of the loops lower than that size. The pendants measure 1.25" by 1". Notable Features: This beautiful necklace would have been handmade by a Zuni Nation silversmith. It is made of solid Sterling Silver with beautiful detail throughout. The necklace features hand cabochon cut natural Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones.
Some of the stones differ in color due to age, they are beautiful! The stones are set in a stunning traditional Zuni hand stamped and hand hammered shadowbox design with blossom like floral motifs making the overall theme of the attached pendants.This beautiful necklace is also signed by the maker on the back. This is a beautiful one of a kind handmade masterpiece! The necklace has a matching set of earrings, don't forget to check them out! 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.
Zuni Jewelry is very distinct and different from other Native American Tribes. Zuni jewelry features gorgeous stone work coupled with inlay designs, Petit Point, and Needle Point. This combined with exceptional Silver work has made the Zuni Tribe one of the best known Silversmith tribes in the world. Sleeping Beauty Turquoise is known throughout the world for it's gorgeous solid blue hue.It is very similar in look to Persian Turquoise and just as rare due to the perfect blue hues it has. This is a rare type of turquoise that we are lucky to find today! The shadowbox design is a design that features a hollow top with a cut out or recessed middle portion of the piece that usually highlights a stone of some sort. This is a very uncommon type of design used due to the difficulty of the metal working. Navajo Indian silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned the stamping of Indian ornaments from Mexican leather workers, rather than from the silversmiths who had taught them.
Stampings are usually hand hammered using a handcrafted stamp and include traditional Native American symbols. PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Native Zuni Pawn Sterling Silver Shadowbox Turquoise Necklace" is in sale since Sunday, November 05, 2017.
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.