We have similar Concho and Navajo items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Item Description by: Angela A. Age Circa: Antique Native Navajo C. Markings: "925" on the chain clasp, tested, and guaranteed.Country of Origin: United States, Navajo Nation. Chain width: 1.17 mm.
Pendant measurements: 2.28" long, 1.11" wide. Closure/Clasp Type: Spring ring clasp and slider slide bale.
Link Type: Prince of Wales link chain. Handmade during the 1960s by a talented Navajo silversmith. The pendant features the motif of a concho with hand-hammered stamped details.
Two feather motifs dangle from the center of the concho. The pendant dangles from a Prince of Wales link chain completed with a spring ring clasp. When worn, the necklace sits below the collarbone with the pendant resting against the décolletage on most people.
Tarnish on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality which we believe is quite lovely. The price 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. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Navajo Concho Feather Pendant Necklace 8g" is in sale since Saturday, November 21, 2020.
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.