If you do not know what the different types of silver and turquoise are, please read this. Nickel silver: Once called German silver, silversmiths have used it for the last 100 years in jewelry making. Although it contains no actual silver, it takes the same amount of work and craftsmanship as sterling. Many collectors prefer it over sterling as it does not tarnish as easily and quickly like sterling.
Genuine turquoise: This is actual turquoise stone. Because turquoise stone is very soft it is usually stabilized in one way or another by clear sealers etc, so it does not scratch so easy.
Block is being manufactured in many different countries including the USA. It's comprised of many different materials including plastics, epoxy resins and MANY other materials. It has been used in the southwest for over 50 years. It actually requires more labor than natural stone because of its hard consistency.It is harder to carve than stone. Estate jewelry: This is jewelry that is previously owned. It does not mean that they are antique or even vintage. It does not even mean the item was previously worn. Some items may be only a year old but came from an estate.
Vintage jewelry: If we feel an item is 25 years old or older we call it vintage. Old Pawn Jewelry: Our definition of Old Pawn is an old item that is high enough quality that a pawn shop back then would allow the owner to pawn it. All of our ads are kept short and to the point to allow for quick shopping.This is our inventory number of the item in the title description. Thank You for shopping with us!!! The item "Vintage Old Pawn Navajo Silver and Turquoise Pin/Pendant WILLIAM SINGER TB434" is in sale since Friday, March 31, 2017. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Pins, Brooches". The seller is "moxnix46" and is located in Henry, South Dakota. This item can be shipped to United States.