Welcome to DU! The truly grassroots left-of-center political community where regular people, not algorithms, drive the discussions and set the standards. Join the community: Create a free account Support DU (and get rid of ads!): Become a Star Member


(9,889 posts)
6. It's Navajo, "Old Pawn".
Sun Oct 14, 2018, 01:01 PM
Oct 2018

The bezels are hand made, so it probably predates the ‘70’s. The cabachons are derived from small nuggets and hand shaped. The pattern is an overall squash blossom motif.

I’m guessing from the matrix in the turquoise that it is from either the Kingman or Sleeping Beauty mines.

The setting is all silver, possibly coin silver “90%”, and is done in the Navajo style. It looks copper like because of the red background.

Twisted wire is not a Zuni thing. The hallmark of Zuni is precise cut inlay stone.

Latest Discussions»General Discussion»Jill Wine Bank's pin toda...»Reply #6