Don't wait we sell more Vintage Jewelry than any other Jewelry Because it is getting harder to find they stopped making it 80+ years ago! Vintage jewelry is a great way to own a small piece of history. Featuring more traditional techniques and a dark silver patina, vintage jewelry is very collectible. The age of our vintage jewelry usually ranges from the 1920's to 1970's, though some pieces may be older or newer. Prior to the 1960's, artists rarely signed their jewelry- therefore most vintage pieces are unattributed unless the original owner kept records.
Most of our vintage jewelry is acquired from private collections and we feel honored to pass on these treasured pieces to new owners. We recommend leaving the patina on old jewelry, as polishing can diminish the value.This is a Fred Harvey PIN with High Grade Sleeping Beauty AND KINGMAN Turquoise, Circa 1920's This is a RARE FIND! This vintage Pin is a classic from days long gone it has really beautiful high quality Arizona Sleeping Beauty. AND KINGMAN Turquoise Gem Stones. Vintage Navajo turquoise pin from the 1920s.
The pin, measuring 3.25 x 1.5, is shaped in three circular patterns with thirty amazing all natural Sleeping Beauty AND KINGMAN turquoise stones set in silver. The stones have a beautiful coloration that turquoise acquires with age. Unsigned: Jewelry of this age is rarely signed. An exact date is not available for when the stamp STERLING was first used on Native American jewelry. Items made in the 1930s would usually not have that stamp nor any other hallmark.A few items made in the 1940s to 1950s might have the STERLING stamp, most notably, those made by Bell Traders during that time period. Pieces made in the 1950s and 1960s and later often have the STERLING indication. The Sleeping Beauty mine is seven miles outside Globe, Right here in ARIZONA.
Sleeping Beauty turquoise is noted for its solid, light blue color with no matrix. The host rock is granite. Sleeping Beauty turquoise is the favorite of Zuni Pueblo lapidaries and silversmiths for the purity in color. This mine was one of the largest in North America.
Now, one of the most prolific mines in the US has been closed! The Sleeping Beauty mine produced well, about 1600 pounds a month, according to information obtained from the miner/owner in 2010. The tons of tailings piles, which produced most of the turquoise, have even been exhausted. The beautiful, solid color of Sleeping Beauty is especially beloved by many Europeans. A great amount of this turquoise was exported to Italy & France alone.In its hey-day, the Sleeping Beauty mine yielded only 4% of natural, unaltered turquoise. A high percentage was enhanced, a process that only added value to the lesser grade Sleeping Beauty turquoise. After the mine closed prices began to rise.
Wise people bought all they could. In one year prices have tripled. Calls come from China and Japan daily. There is a stampede for all Sleeping Beauty. Look for the scramble to intensify, making this a Rare and very, desirable highly collectible turquoise.
There is very little True Sleeping Beauty Turquoise available today and due to its rarity and exceptional beauty it is very valuable, and Sleeping Beauty Turquoise remains nearly as rare as hens teeth! Best ways to measure your wrist for a cuff: you can use a cloth tape measure, a ¼ strip of paper or a cord to accurately measure your wrist. Wrap around your wrist, mark it & measure the length against a ruler, that's your exact size.Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts! If you like our products, please add me to your. List or consider subscribing to our.
For updates on newly listed items, sales and special promotions! We would be happy to consider reasonable offers. HIGHLY COLLECTIBLE PIECE OF JEWELRY AND GOOD INVESTMENT! Compare your own financial investments over the past ten years to investments in pieces of Native American Indian and Mexican art and antiques! If you want to add to your Vintage collection, take a look at our Handmade.
Category where we have a wide selection of authentic pieces to choose from. WHAT A GREAT GIFT IDEA FOR THE NATIVE AMERICAN ARTIFACT COLLECTOR! We understand the true value and nature of hand crafted Indian art. And, we recognize that it is important to know that the artist is truly a member of a Native American tribe. So, to ensure you that this is the real deal, a Certificate of Authenticity will be included with this item.
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We are always adding new items. The item "Vintage Fred Harvey Sleeping Beauty & Kingman Turquoise Sterling Silver PIN C20s" is in sale since Friday, January 6, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "elkcreektradingllc" and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona.
This item can be shipped to United States.