Item #839E- XLG Heavy Vintage Taos Coin Squash Necklace w/Turquoise Nugget Naja and Bracelet Set by Buffalo Dancer

xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-2.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-1.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-3.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-4.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-5.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-6.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-7.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-8.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-9.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-10.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-11.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-12.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-13.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-14.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-15.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-16.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-17.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-18.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-20.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-21.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-22.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-23.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-24.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-25.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-26.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-2.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-1.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-3.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-4.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-5.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-6.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-7.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-8.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-9.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-10.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-11.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-12.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-13.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-14.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-15.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-16.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-17.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-18.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-20.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-21.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-22.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-23.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-24.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-25.JPG
xlg-vintage-navajo-turquoise-half-dollar-coin-silver-necklace-bracelet-set-839E-26.JPG

Item #839E- XLG Heavy Vintage Taos Coin Squash Necklace w/Turquoise Nugget Naja and Bracelet Set by Buffalo Dancer

1,599.95
Add To Cart

WOW! Vintage Taos made US coin squash necklace with turquoise nugget naja and matching bracelet set. The silversmith has used ten (10) Walking Liberty Half Dollars, eighty-four (84) Mercury Dimes, two (2) 10mm saucer beads, four (4) 7mm hand rolled beads, and a coin silver cast naja with a large beautiful blue turquoise nugget with heavy brown and rust brown matrix to create this necklace. All strung on a heavy gauge foxtail chain with a handmade sterling silver shepherds’ hook clasp. The silversmith has used two (2) Mercury Dimes per bead. The dates of the Walking Liberty Half Dollars are (1) 1940, (1) 1940-S, (1) 1941, (1) 1941-D, (3) 1942, (1) 1943, (1) 1943-D, and (1) 1944. I can only give dates of the Mercury Dimes since the Denver and San Francisco Mints are marked on the back side. There’s (1) 1917, (1) 1926, (1) 1928, (3) 1934, (1) 1935, (5) 1936, (4) 1937, (4) 1938, (4) 1939, (8) 1940, (10) 1941, (10) 1942, (9) 1943, (17) 1944, and (6) 1945 Mercury Dimes. The heavy naja is also melted coins poured into a cast.            

The matching bracelet sports a 1922 Liberty Peace Dollar along with a 1943 and a 1945 Walking Liberty Half Dollars. Mounted to a triple wire cuff consisting of two (2) half round wires with a twisted wire down the center capped and soldered together at each end with remnants of coins as the end caps. The artist has also used eight (8) silver drops applying them between each coin and along the outside of the coins.

The heavy necklace measures 27” end to end with a wearable length of 16 ¼” measured from clasp to tip of naja. The naja measures 3 1/8” by 2 ¼” across by 3/8” thick. It weighs a heavy 405.6 grams (14.31 oz or 13.09 ozt) and is stamped COIN SILVER – BUFFALO DANCER. The bracelet measures 1 ½” wide narrowing to 3/8” wide at each end. It has an inner circumference of 6” plus 1 ¼” opening and will fit a 7 1/8” to 7 ¼” wrist as is. It can be slightly adjusted to fit up to a 7 ½” wrist if need be. The bracelet weighs 73.8 grams (2.60 oz or 2.37 ozt) and is stamped BUFFALO DANCER – Sterling. Guessing the cuff is made with sterling silver (92.5%) and not coin silver (90%). The Buffalo Dancer shop has four silversmiths from the Taos Pueblo. This set was either made in full or partial by Taos silversmiths Lawrence Archuleta, Rodney Concha, or Josh and Lisa Concha. The native silversmiths would use old coins and melt them down for the silver they would use to make jewelry and also the coin jewelry like this was very popular in the 20’s-50’s eras and is making a comeback these days. We listed this set as for a man due to the heavy weight, but it could also be worn by a woman. Very nice and well-made coin silver squashblossom necklace/bracelet set!  $1599.95