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Glenda B.
Glenda B., Antiques and Collectibles Appraiser
Category: Appraisals
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Experience:  40+ yrs. Experience, 40+yrs. Dealer buying/selling antiques.14+ yrs. Antique Store Owner. Member of AOA, AADA. Advanced studies in Antiques at University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
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DIANA, HERE IS SOME NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY I HAVE THAT I

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DIANA,HERE IS SOME NATIVE AMERICAN JEWELRY I HAVE THAT I WOULD LIKE INFORMATION ON THE PIECES, THIS ARE VERY VINTAGE OR IM THINKING ANTIQUE DO TO WHERE I GORT THEM AND THE AGE, IM PRETTY SURE THESE ARE AUTHENTIC I JUST NOT SURE WHICH NATAVE AMERICAN TRIBE OR ARTISANS MADE THESE WONDERFUL PIECES, I WOULD LIKE SOME BACKGROUND ON THE PIECES AND A VALUE, I SENT THEM TO A PERSON WHO DEALS WITH THESE ITEMS AND HE WAS VERY QUICK TO OFFER ME MONEY, I TRUST YOU AND I KNOW YOU WILL BE ABLE TO GIVE ME BACKGROUND WHICH THE OTHER PERSON WAS VERY HESITANT TO DO, THANKS
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Appraisals
Expert:  Diana F. replied 10 months ago.

Hi Chris.

I did get all of them. I've been looking through them a bit. Are any of the pieces marked? Just by chance, have you had any tested to see if they're sterling?

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~Diana

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Everything is sterling,
Customer: replied 10 months ago.
Some marked sterling and some not
Expert:  Diana F. replied 10 months ago.

Great! Thanks for getting back with me. There aren't any markers marks or artist stamps on any of them are there?

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The reason I ask, is because without those, identifying just where they come from will be almost impossible. Given the history of turquoise, they are most likely are Zuni or Navajo and I can try to narrow the styles down but for the most part without marks I'm afraid they will generally just fall under Southwestern. I know you were probably hoping for a bit more detail than that.

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