Kirk Smith (Navajo) High-Grade Turquoise & Coral Bracelet

Kirk Smith (Navajo) High-Grade Turquoise & Coral Bracelet

1,295.00

From our Trading Post in Arizona. Used. Not new

Jewelry Type: Bracelets
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Metal: Sterling Silver
Signed?: Signed
Main Stone: Turquoise and Coral
Country/Region of Manufacture: United States
Country of Origin: USA

Maker: Hallmarked, it's by Kirk Smith (Navajo).
Approx Age: Circa 1980s - 90s.
Size: Inside circumference measures 5 3/4 inches plus there is a 1 inch opening. It measures 2 inches wide across the top & weighs an impressive 129.3 g.
Addition Info:  A Statement Piece!  By the well-known, award winning artist, Kirk Smith. He is famous for his very detailed and highly collectible work. There is a high-grade turquoise stone and 10 coral cabochons in this beautiful, sterling silver, bracelet.

 

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PAWN: What is "Pawn" or "Dead Pawn?"  Technically, it just means an item which has been "pawned" and let go (not paid for) by the owner. The Trading Post or Pawn Shop then resells the item to get their money back. A lot of people associate dead pawn with vintage or antique Native American Indian jewelry. This is not always the case. Not all old Indian Jewelry has been "pawned" and "lost," and not all Indian Jewelry that has been “pawned” and “lost” is necessarily old.
"Old Pawn" on the other hand, traditionally referred to the personal jewelry certain Natives used to leave on "Pawn" with the trading post "back in the day." This was their personal jewelry and therefore thought of as being of higher quality. On some occasions, the person lost this jewelry for non-payment. Then buyers would come in looking for some of that "old pawn" jewelry (because they thought it was made better than the stuff made for the tourists). However, the words "old pawn" are often now interchange with "dead pawn" or just "pawn." The word "pawn" does not describe the age of a piece.
At Western Trading Post, when we use the terms “pawn” or “dead pawn,” it simply means the item has come out of pawn at some point. If we say "old pawn," it means an older item which has come out of pawn at some point. We try to describe the approx. age of a piece using words like contemporary (the 1980s to now) or “vintage” (1970s and 60s) or “old” (1950s or earlier and “antique” (approaching 100 years old, circa 1920s or earlier).

Western Trading Post is family owned and operated. Located in Arizona just north of the Tohono O’odham (Papago Indians), just south of the Akimel O’odham (Pima Indians), just east of the Ak-Chin O’odham (branch of Pima Indians) and only a short driving distance from the Apache (N’dee), Navajo (Dine′), Zuni, Hopi, Yavapai, Mojave, and Hualapai Indians. We specialize in Native American Indian and Cowboy items. Items listed here may also be available in our store, therefore we reserve the right to end an auction at any time. We also hold a monthly auction at our store which is both live and online.
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