Stone Cuts: Teardrop Cabochon Cut Turquoise. Item Measurements: The pendant measures 1.75 in diameter. Pin/Brooch Style: Brooch, Lapel Pin, Hat Pin, Scarf Pin. Closure Type: Pin Stem with Locking "C" Clasp, Standard Bale.
Convertible to Necklace Pendant: Yes. This lovely Zuni brooch features needlepoint turquoise stones inlaid into a large circular brooch. The stones are held in sawtooth bezel settings, and there is an applied rope twist accent between each of the rows of turquoise stones, as well as a multitude of applied granulation. There is an old pawn price mark on the back of the brooch.The sterling silver is slightly tarnished, specifically in the low relief portions, which adds to the character of this item. The price of this item 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 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. Zuni jewelry is very distinct from other Native American tribes; it most notably features gorgeous inlay designs, as well as petit point and needle point stone work. These highly detailed techniques, combined with exceptional metal work, makes the Zuni tribe one of the best-known jewelry making tribes in the world.
The Zuni Nation is well known for their stone inlay work, mosaic-like images depicting religious and cultural motifs created from materials that were readily available. Their modern work is well known for its bold stone colors; often turquoise and coral are used. It is rare for their pieces to be signed, as the Zuni People believe artwork belongs to the entire community. Petit Point is a style of stone cutting started by the Zuni Native American Tribe, beginning around the 1920s.
It involves cutting small uniform shaped stones (round, oval, square, and pear-shaped) which all face in the same direction. Sometimes the term Needle Point is used to describe pieces made of straight long narrow stones that are pointed at both ends. Zuni silversmiths continue to produce Petit Point in the same tradition; it is a very difficult way to cut a stone and looks beautiful in silver jewelry. 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. The item "Antique Vintage Sterling Silver Native Zuni E YATSATTIE Turquoise Pendant Brooch" is in sale since Saturday, July 13, 2019. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches".
The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Luxembourg, Macao, Uruguay, Russian federation.