Old Pawn jewelry is the most highly collectible of all Indian made jewelry. Our selection is mainly from the 1940-50's. This is jewelry made by Native American Indians, for Native American Indians by Zuni and Navajo silversmiths. At that time they did not sign or stamp their jewelry, however a few of our pieces have initials scratched into them.
When a Navajo man or woman wanted a piece of jewelry he went to a silversmith, usually a relative. The piece was made to order and scaled to the wearer's size and build. In most cases the buyer furnished the makings-silver, turquoise, old jewelry or whatever was needed.
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