NOTE: Doing good close up photos with the stone and silver mount both in focus was a bit difficult, so I had to get creative. That said, look at them all and you should get the idea From a Catalina Foothills estate here in Tucson is this I believe 1930's or perhaps earlier 1940's Navajo silver pin brooch with a substantial 30x21.5mm turquoise stone.The striking deep green local lapidary centerpiece is attractively shaped and fitted with a period appropriate plain bezel. Surrounding stamp work is well executed and clearly adheres to a prewar aesthetic. The trader supplied flat faced locking clasp is an old type seen on some WW2 AAF pilot wings.
I should mention the silver is rolled ingot. While certainly compatible with the visitor oriented so called Fred Harvey style efforts of that time, this more traditional ornament could have been traded straight from the velvet blouse of a local.Weight is good for the form at about 13.6 grams on my portable digital scale. Condition is quite fine with a nice aura of time to the silver surfaces. I have avoided every urge to refresh away or "improve" upon any natural toning - you want that done, you do it.
The turquoise stone is well preserved - the pin and locking clasp work exactly as they should. Everything here simply validates the history. A look at the pics should give a good idea of appearance and condition. Size is about 1 5/8 in. Horizontal and 1 5/16 in.
Vertical - and yes, it will be noticed. If you prefer historic Southwestern adornment for benefit of "the look", or simply wish a single immediate improvement to the ambiance of each day, this will have great meaning for you. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Brooches & Pins".
The seller is "pooterpee" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.