SILVER & STONE JEWELRY: Native American & Mexican
Biddington's is especially interested in Native American jewelry--Zuni, Navajo, Hopi and Santo Domingo. Please contact us if you have such items for sale or if you are seeking special pieces.
Silver Squash Necklace with Pink Shell This vintage 1980 Navajo squash blossom necklace is made with silver and pale pink shell. Unlike most squash blossom necklaces, this piece is very delicate in scale: the naja measures 1.75" wide x 2.5" high and the 8 blossoms measure 1.12" with an o verall length of 18" + the naja (pendant). The necklace interprets a traditional form in a lighter way.  Price:$395
Hopi Silver Overlay Bracelet The geometric patterns of the Hopi are so crisp that they look contemporary, but the patterns of the traditional overlay jewelry are as old as the Hopi's themselves--many relate to symbols seen on petroglyphs. The pattern on this bracelet derives from an ancient symbol for migration. This delicate silver bracelet--only 1/4 inch wide--is a nice choice for the woman who prefers an understated, yet finely-made, example of Native American craft.  Price: $88
Dead Pawn Navajo Jacla Necklace This necklace is a late 20th century interpretation of the traditional heishi and jacla necklace. (The jacla were originally earrings tied through the pierced ear on strings.) On this necklace the jacla portion is 6" long. The materials for this necklace are turquoise, shell, jet and a red stone which is not coral--perhaps carnelian; it is strung on cotton. The craftsmanship is exceptionally fine. This dead pawn piece has the pawn ticket still attached.  Price: $180
Mexican Silver & Stone Bracelet This bracelet probably dates from around 1940. It is marked: Mexico sterling. The silver has some minor denting and a corner of one stone is chipped.  Price: $180
Turquoise Navajo Cluster Pin This lovely Navajo blanket pin or pendant is set with 52 turquoise stones. The workmanship is very good; the turquoise is a beautiful robin's-egg blue with a touch of golden-brown matrix stone. The pin is marked: sterling and includes both a lockin g closure and a pendantloop.(Code 425)  Price: $165
Azurite and Silver Earrings Azurite is a wonderful deep-blue stone veined--in this instance--with a touch of turquoise. The square azurites are set in sterling silver detailed with stamping. The earrings are marked: 925 and are for pierced ears.  Price: $30
Navajo Silver and Turquoise Ladies Watch Bracelet This is a finely-executed, hefty silver piece with both stamping and applied leaf and shell details. It includes four chunks of vivid turquoise. Inside are markings: C/J and RBP. The bracelet fits a ladies wrist 6.25" in circumference. (Watch not included. ) Even though the piece is made with substantial materials, it is scaled properly for a smaller ladies wrist.