Zuni Thunderbird Pin/Pendant - 1960's
Jet, Coral, Turquoise, Mother of Pearl
Turquoise is the most common stone found in Old Pawn jewelry. Natural turquoise is porous and will change to a greener color, so it isn’t uncommon for authentic pieces to have discolored stones.
Wear and Tear
Authentic Old Pawn jewelry will have a natural gray patina, indicating age. It takes decades for the patina to develop and may appear grayer in dry climates like the southwest. Humidity will add a darker, blacker patina. Patina typically isn’t buffed off in order to preserve its history and value. Made of Sterling Silver
This is vintage jewelry handmade by Native American Indians and is a southwestern fashion style.
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