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 lovely Pendant is made from solid sterling silver and High Grade Turquoise & Coral. Offering here is a Vintage EARLY Circa 1970's vintage Arizona Zuni Inlay Sterling silver Pendant by the.
Dennis and Nancy Edaakie are true masters of Zuni inlay because of their amazing detail work. They created this Amazing Cardinal pendant with a double-bail, hanging on a silver chain.
The inlay of abalone, onyx, coral, and turquoise is just about perfect. The length of this pendant is 1 3/4 including the bail. The widest part of this beautiful pendant is 1. Included with the pendant is a 15 chain.
The back of the pendant is signed by Dennis and Nancy Edaakie. This Handmade Pendant will become one of your favorites and is sure to become a treasured family heirloom for generations. The quality of this turquoise is second to none!Dennis & Nancy Edaakie Master ZUNI Silversmiths. Dennis and Nancy Edaakie are one of the most respected and celebrated couples in all of Zuni art. Dennis was born on January 24th, 1931 in Zuni, New Mexico of the Parrot Clan. Nancy was born on February 4th, 1937 in Zuni, of the Frog Clan. There are among the Old Masters of the Fine Art of Mosaic Inlay. Their exquisite workmanship not only refers to their precious stone inlay, but also to their gold and silver work. Their sterling silver and genuine gemstone inlay bird pins and pendants are some of the most sought after pieces in Native American Indian jewelry. Much of their jewelry is made from sterling silver, turquoise, jet, mother of pearl, abalone, and coral. The Edaakies pieces are well known as being excellently hand-crafted; from their silver and gold technique to their impeccable inlay. They have passed the torch to their sons, who are trying to carry on their parents traditions. Dennis passed away close to Memorial Day of 2008, and Nancy is no longer producing jewelry. Their work will truly be appreciated by the world over for years to come! This is a Classic PIECE FROM DAYS GONE BY. A great-looking, extremely wearable piece from a fascinating and romantic period of Southwestern history, this bracelet was likely first acquired by a traveler on the Santa Fe railroad from a Fred Harvey Company trading post such as the Indian Room at Albuquerques Alvarado Hotel or The Hopi House at the Grand Canyon.
As with Vintage Native American Pieces, some pieces may Exhibit Test Mark(s), Patina, Scratches, and Minor Dings from the Years in and out of Pawn Shops and Personal Collections. Words alone are not enough describe this extraordinary cuff so please take a look at the pictures to get a feel for this magnificent valuable masterpiece of Native American Indian craftsmanship. Once Indian jewelers and traders realized the Anglo preference, they began catering to the Anglo tourist's tastes by producing a full line of lightweight jewelry, much of it mass-produced with the help of specialized machinery and commercial sheet silver. There were also numerous silversmiths who insisted on making everything by hand: pounding, cutting, stamping etc. In addition to the consideration of weight, various design elements or symbols were decided upon as standard designs that would decorate most products - the Thunderbird, the arrows (crossed arrows or single arrows), the four-directions symbol, lightning zigzags, arrowheads, etc.
It was perceived that these were the symbols that most tourists had in mind as belonging to the Indian realm, and consequently, many Indian jewelers would keep to the use of these symbols instead of adding their own personal touch or incorporating other aesthetics. This marvelous Pendant is spectacular! It is even more impressive in person than the pictures show! 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. This Pendant is filled with elegance and it gives off a timeless look and feel.
It is sure to be a great addition to any collection! Words alone are not enough describe this extraordinary piece so please take a look at the pictures to get a feel for this magnificent valuable masterpiece of Native American Indian craftsmanship. Turquoise is sacred to both Native American and oriental traditions. It is associated with the sky, and bringing sky energy to earth. It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart.Turquoise is also a powerful crystal for relieving stress. It is also said to protect against pollution in the environment, and to bring abundance.
Turquoise is said also help speed the healing process, and is also known as a master healer stone. It is very powerful for grounding and protection also. Turquoise is associated with the throat chakra primarily.
Silver is a mineral that is said to mirror the soul, strengthen the connection between astral and physical bodies, and enhance intuitive and psychic energies. Silver is mystically considered to improve speech, bring eloquence. It is also purported to attract, enhance and store the energies of gemstones, as well as draw out negative energies. Silver is related to the moon, and moon energies. Physically, crystal healing lore indicates that silver is has been traditionally used to aid hepatitis treatments, eliminate toxins, expel toxins through the pores, headache, rheumatic pain, nausea and gastritis, obesity, diabetes, and increase assimilation of vitamins A and E.Turquoise, the "fallen sky stone" hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued by cultures for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life-giving qualities for over 7000 years. It is a true gem of the centuries and has been cherished above all else in creation as the stone of water, stone of blessings, good fortune, protection, good health and long life. Thanks for looking and be sure to check out my store for more selections of authentic Native American jewelry and artifacts!
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This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "elkcreektradingllc" and is located in Kykotsmovi Village, Arizona. This item can be shipped worldwide.