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Turquoise/Native American jewelry

Discussion in 'General Attire & Accoutrements' started by Feraud, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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    Wearing a beaded deerskin cuff today[​IMG]

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  2. What one wears to a Mexican restaurant in small town Missouri...

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  3. Sheepdog149

    Sheepdog149 Practically Family

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    Wearin' this guy today[​IMG]

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  4. This hit the porch yesterday. Oscar Alexius (Navajo / Diné) silver adjustable headband with three kinds of turquoise, spiny oyster and sugilite. The stone sections are on the front and back. The artist would sometimes leave the piece tarnished to look like “old pawn” (which I dig and it looks good on this hat).

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  5. alanfgag

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    A recent addition to my small but growing collection of old trade beads... this is a strand of very rare 7 layer glass chevron rosetta beads, made in Venice sometime around 1500. They were likely originally traded in Africa before arriving in the Americas. The 16 old beads show significant wear from age and use but are in quite remarkable condition overall. They are strung with 19th century Venetian yellow heart and antique Bohemian (I think) cobalt melon beads. I am thrilled to be the current caretaker for this beautiful set.
     
  6. alanfgag

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    I missed that. Looks great!
     
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  7. Desert dog

    Desert dog Call Me a Cab

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    That would be impressive in Santa Fe!

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  8. Thanks Alan. Sometimes you just need any ol' excuse to wear the bling.

    Thanks Ed! Ironically it was in Santa Fe! (in Mountain Grove, MO)

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  9. alanfgag

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    I wore this strand of trade beads today. Unlike the beads posted above, this necklace is light enough to be comfortable to wear. The majority of the beads are 19th century Venetian, collected along the Columbia river in the mid 20th century.
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  10. alanfgag

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    Peeking out from under my coat is a strand of ancient stone and shell beads from the Chumash tribe who lived in the Channel Islands area of California.

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  11. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    A recent acquisition... cigar band style silver ring. No hallmark, era unknown.

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  12. alanfgag

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    Some highlights from my small collection of trade beads. I've been trying to find a place to keep these things outon view because they are such a pleasure to look at and handle.
     
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  13. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    43400C37-2E87-42D2-9C36-05DCA060550E.jpeg More Venetian beads. These were traded in Africa before arriving in North America.
     
  14. My wife wore some sand cast Naja to the farmers market this morning.

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  15. handymike

    handymike I'll Lock Up

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    I recently picked up this neat old T-bird pin:
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  16. The wife and I exchanged a little silver this Christmas. She received a Dennis Ramone ring with spiny oyster.

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    I was gifted a Jimmy Begay silver slide on a Gayle Green beaded hat band.

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  17. alanfgag

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    Happy New Year! Excuse the hands in desperate need of moisture - here is a tourist era ring with green Cerrillos turquoise.

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  18. Bamaboots

    Bamaboots I'll Lock Up

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    I've been looking at rings and I really like that one.
     
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  19. alanfgag

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    A newly acquired narrow (20mm) mid 20th century Navajo Arts and Crafts Guild cuff and a bolo that I don't wear much but wore today. I bought thinking the cabochons were Bisbee turquoise, but I'm not so sure now.

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  20. alanfgag

    alanfgag

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    Combining two cuffs that seem well suited to mating.

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