This beautiful vintage collection came to us from a woman who, casually, bought and sold jewelry in the 1960’s and 1970’s. She lived in the Montrose, Colorado area and did most of her buying in Cortez, Colorado and Farmington and Shiprock, New Mexico.
After passing, her collection was handed down to her son. The family kept a few pieces but decided they would rather share the rest with the world than keep it in a box.
We have inspected the jewelry and are comfortable with the silver content, and stone quality. However, we do not know the artisans and therefore cannot guarantee authenticity. Several factors lead us to believe the dating of 60’s and 70’s are correct.
The artist carved a tree into this piece of silver and added a roadrunner, inlaid with turquoise. Believe it or not, that really looks like a tree you might see here in New Mexico. Did you know the Roadrunner is the New Mexico State bird?
Add this pretty pendant to a scarf, a suit jacket or a hat. Get creative and shine with silver!
Dimensions: 1 ¼” Diameter
Fits on the 3mm & 4mm Navajo Pearls
The Los Medanos Vintage Turquoise & Sterling Silver Pin
Sterling silver is stamped with traditional images: arrows for protection and rain clouds for productive crops. This artist must have a good sense of humor too. The sun has a smiley face stamped into it. Isn’t it fun when you can find a bit of the artist’s personality in a piece of jewelry?
There are eight small turquoise stones circled in the center of the pin. The elements are balanced and well crafted.
Can you see this pin on your jacket? It would look “foxy”! ---It’s hard not to use 60’s adjectives when describing vintage jewelry….
Have you tried wearing pins? They are a wonderful way to embellish a jacket, hat or even your purse. Are you feeling creative yet? This vintage pin is made with sterling silver, a little bit of stamping and a shiny mother of pearl shell.
Dimensions: 1" x 3/4" – The pin is a total of 3” long