Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Vintage Turquoise items frequently come up for sale online. Many of the good, old pieces were sold to tourists from the east in the 1920's & 30's. Navajo and other indian jewelry was all part of the Fred Harvey & Santa Fe railroad experience, which we will discuss in later articles.
As a result estate buyers in the east, who may know nothing about turquoise indian jewelry, will list it for sale very cheaply. However, it can be very hard to tell old, crude pieces from new, shoddy work; especially if all you have to go on is a few pictures.
Pictured above is a vintage Southwest Indian Turquoise Pendant Necklace available at: Turquoise Necklace
Penny and Doug
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Quote of the Day:
"[W]hen all government, domestic and foreign, in little as in great things, shall be drawn to Washington as the center of all power, it will render powerless the checks provided of one government on another." --Thomas Jefferson, letter to Charles Hammond, 1821