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TURQUOISE & MOTHER OF PEARL RING BY NANCY & SHELDON WESTIKA ZUNI

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GARY CUSTER NAVAJO SAND CAST BOLO TIE NATIVE AMERICAN

In the mid 1800s, Navajo silversmiths started to use sand casting as one of their silversmithing techniques.  Today, silversmiths still use this technique by carving a design in tufa stone (a porous limestone) and then placing another stone against it.  The two pieces are fastened together and molten silver is poured in.  Once it has cooled, the artist takes the piece out and finishes it. Gary Custer hand made this magnificent sterling silver bolo in this manner.  Sterling silver with a turquoise stone.  Signed.  Weighs 72 grams 2  1/8” wide x 2  3/4” long 47″ long with bolo strap & sterling silver tips The Navajos began working with silver in the 19th century, and began making things like buckles, bridles, buttons, rings, canteens, hollow beads, earrings, crescent-shaped pendants (called “najas”), bracelets, crosses, powder chargers, tobacco canteens, and conchos (for belts).  Their silversmithing skills has evolved and changed throughout the years, and in about 1880 Navajo silversmiths started to set turquoise in their silver work.  Traditionally, Navajo artists worked with jewelry techniques like repousee and stamp work, but today they explored in other Native American jewelry making techniques like Zuni inlay work and Hopi overlay work.
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ZUNI SILVER & TURQUOISE RING BY NANCY & SHELDON WESTIKA

Zuni jewelry makers, Nancy and Sheldon Westika created  this gorgeous ring.  Made out of sterling silver and inlaid with natural turquoise.  Zuni artists are known for their lapidary work.  The Westikas have been making jewelry since the 1970’s and they are known for their fine inlay work.  Signed.  Weighs 4...
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NATIVE AMERICAN BEAWORK NAVAJO EARRINGS BY CHARLENE JACKSON

These dazzling beaded earrings will make a statement!  Great colors and designs.  Hand made by Navajo artist Charlene Jackson.   With ear wires are 2  5/8” in length.       1″ x 2″   When trade beads were introduced to Native Americans, they made these colorful glass beads part of their jewelry. Over the...
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MOTHER OF PEARL & JET CUFFLINKS BY NANCY & SHELDON WESTIKA ZUNI

Stunning cufflinks that feature Jet and Mother of Pearl inlaid in a sterling silver setting. Hand made with high quality craftsmanship that is a great representation of the traditional inlay work.  Hand made by Zuni jewelers Nancy and Sheldon Westika.  The Westikas have been making jewelry since the 1970’s and...
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JET & RED LINE OBSIDIAN CUFFLINKS BY NANCY & SHELDON WESTIKA ZUNI

Magnificent cufflinks that feature Jet and Red Line Obsidian inlaid in a sterling silver setting. Hand made with high quality craftsmanship that is a great representation of the traditional inlay work.  Hand made by Zuni jewelers Nancy and Sheldon Westika.  The Westikas have been making jewelry since the 1970’s and...
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ZUNI MOTHER OF PEARL SHELL RING BY NANCY & SHELDON WESTIKA

Zuni jewelry makers, Nancy and Sheldon Westika made this beautiful ring.  Made out of sterling silver and inlaid with Mother of Pearl Shell.  Zuni artists are known for their lapidary work.  The Westikas have been making jewelry since the 1970’s and they are known for their fine inlay work.  Signed. ...
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TURQUOISE & JET CUFFLINKS BY NANCY & SHELDON WESTIKA ZUNI

Striking color combination.  The marvelous cufflinks feature Jet and Kingman Turquoise inlaid in a sterling silver setting.  Hand made with high quality craftsmanship that is a great representation of the traditional inlay work.  Hand made by Zuni jewelers Nancy and Sheldon Westika.  The Westikas have been making jewelry since the...
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ANSON & LETITIA WALLACE TURQUOISE BRACELET ZUNI

This eye-catching bracelet showcases the remarkable skill of Zuni jewelers Anson and Letitia Wallace.  Five rows of vivid blue turquoise stones inlaid into a sterling silver setting.  The Wallace’s  unique style is recognizable and will be a great addition to your Native American jewelry collection  Weighs 28 grams.  Signed.  The entire...
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EDISON WALELA ZUNI TURQUOISE EARRINGS NATIVE AMERICAN

Vibrant blue turquoise is set in sterling silver to make a fabulous design.  Each turquoise stone is carved.  Hand made by Zuni jeweler, Edison Walela.  Weighs 6 grams.  Make a statement with these timeless earrings. 1/2” wide x 2” long  Zuni Pueblo is the largest pueblo in New Mexico, and...
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NAVAJO BEADED EARRINGS BY MATILDA POYER NATIVE AMERICAN

Gorgeous beaded earrings by Matilda Poyer. Great combination of colors.  With ear wires are 2  1/8” in length.     1″ x 1  1/2″ When trade beads were introduced to Native Americans, they made these colorful glass beads part of their jewelry. Over the years, glass beads have been used to complement...
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