This is a two part video on Vintage Turquoise Jewelry. John goes into depth about Antique as well as Vintage Turquoise Jewelry, he starts as far back as the Trade Ship period of the early years. John talks about Antique and Vintage Zuni Inlay Jewelry, Antique Navajo Jewelry and old Turquoise Jewelry from the American Southwest. You will learn a lot about Antique Turquoise Jewelry by watching this video on Vintage Turquoise Jewelry by John Hartman.
Above and to the left is a Vintage Turquoise Ring featuring a natural piece of Cerrillos Turquoise from New Mexico. This is a very nice classic old Navajo Turquoise ring with a beautiful green Turquoise stone and a wonderful design typical of a Turquoise Rings from the 1930's. This is a great example of Vintage Turquoise Jewelry and of the jewelry you will see in John Hartman's vintage Turquoise jewelry video.
To the left is a Vintage Concho Buckle - This old concho was originally off of a vintage Turquoise jewelry concho belt which was made approximately 1920. A belt buckle back was nicely added which makes this a great piece of wearable Vintage Turquoise Jewelry. The stone appears to be from the old Tonapah Blue Gem Mine which is has since been renamed the Easter Blue Mine which is also out of production. Another great example of the silver jewelry you will see in our vintage Turquoise jewelry video.
To the left is a wonderful heavy vintage Navajo Necklace made with hand stamped
bench made bead and a heavy tufa cast Naja with the same stamps. This piece
was most likely made prior to 1920 as it is very heavy and made with coin Silver.
It is an exceptional piece of Antique Navajo Jewelry that would make a prize
piece to any Antique Indian Jewelry or vintage Turquoise jewelry collection.
You will see much more vintage silver jewelry like this if you watch our
vintage Turquoise jewelry video.
To the right is a Vintage Zuni Turquoise Bracelet - This is a Vintage Zuni, Native American, petit point, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise bracelet from the 1960s. This antique Turquoise jewelry bracelet is a Zuni classic and features 63 natural Sleeping Beauty “Robin’s Egg Blue” cabochons. The 63 natural cabochons are mostly raindrop shapes with a round or oval center stone in each cluster. All of the Turquoise stones are bezel set with a serrated bezel and separated by a raindrop in this vintage Native American jewelry piece from our vintage Turquoise jewelry video.
To the left is a Vintage Fred Harvey Turquoise Bracelet was probibly made in the 1950's for the Route 66 tourist trade. It is nicely stamped with Thunderbirds and has a great old Royston two tone Turquoise stone. The Fred Harvey mass produced Turquoise Jewelry for tourist trade from the Railroad and the Grand Canyon tourists and was instrumental in developing a giant Turquoise trade with his production Turquoise Jewelry. You will see some of this Fred Harvey jewelry in John Hartman's vintage Turquoise jewelry video.
To the right is an exceptional Antique Navajo Mens Turquoise Bracelet is of a cluster design from the 1920’s and is a spectacular piece of vintage Turquoise Jewelry that will not be found elsewhere. I purchased this Antique Turquoise Bracelet from Francis Griswold who owned the Fort Defiance Trading Post in its early years of the 20th century in 1982. It comes with a signed letter of authenticity from me –John Hartman as well as it original pawn ticket from the Fort Defiance Trading Post dating October 23,59 when it was last pawned.
To the left is a vintage piece of Native American Indian Jewelry made by a Zuni Indian in the 1940’s. This is considered Vintage Indian Jewelry and is an exceptional example of Zuni lapidary work. This pin was hand constructed in Sterling Silver and then inlaid with Turquoise, Coral, Jet and Mother of Pearl. A great example of the jewelry in our vintage Turquoise jewelry video.
To the right is a beautiful Vintage Turquoise Pin was made in the 1920's. It was purchased by John Hartman of Canyon Collectors Company, now renamed to Durango Silver Company, when they purchased the balance of the Fort Defiance Trading Post in 1982. You can read the Fort Defiance Trading Post Acquisition Story at Fort Defiance collection page and you can see more in our vintage Turquoise jewelry video.
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