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Navajo Sunface Kachina Bolo Tie | Sterling Silver | Vintage c.1960's

Navajo Sunface Kachina Bolo Tie | Sterling Silver | Vintage c.1960's

Regular price $860.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $860.00 USD
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Now A Permanent Part of our Collection!

Bolo tie set with old red coral material and Sleeping Beauty turquoise depicting a Navajo kachina.

Details, details...

The Stones: Turquoise and Coral

  • oval cabochon cut turquoise
  • turquoise origin: Sleeping Beauty Mine, Arizona
  • likely stabilized
  • turquoise dimensions: 12.45mm x 9.02mm
  • 3 round cabochon cut coral pieces
  • coral origin: Mediterranean Sea
  • coral color: red
  • coral diameters: 6.1mm, 6.16mm, 5.89mm

    The Piece: Handmade Woven Cord Bolo Tie

    • .925 sterling silver, solid
    • cord rope, likely not original
    • cord length: 37 inches
    • kachina dimensions: 98.23mm (3.9") x 52.11mm (2" -width of headdress)
    • bolo tie weight: 71.97 grams (including cord)
    • signed "P.A." by the unknown artist


    About Turquoise:

    What once was regarded a common byproduct of copper mining is now realized to be a rather scarce gem.  Typically found in or near copper mines around the world, turquoise from each locality differs in color, quality, character, and rarity.  Certain mines are known for producing highly valuable material in very limited quantity.  Inclusions of other copper-bearing minerals such as azurite, malachite, and chrysocolla are not uncommon.

      Turquoise ranks 5 to 6 on the Mohs scale of hardness.  Because this is often not suitable for everyday wear, most turquoise on the market is hardened (or "stabilized") with electricity and/or polymer.  Stabilization is viewed as an accepted, regular practice in the lapidary industry and is not to be confused with "dying" material.  Dyed (or artificially colored) material is not viewed as favorably among dealers and collectors.  It is very important to be careful when cleaning your turquoise jewelry.  Turquoise is a porous stone that can absorb any harsh chemical used.  Avoid putting your turquoise jewelry in chemical jewelry cleaners, and be sure to focus only on cleaning the metal around your stone.

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