Vintage Navajo Nickel Silver Native American Large Pendant Necklace 50’s$88.00
Beautifully crafted vintage Navajo nickel silver necklace with Native American emblem and three blue green turquoise cabochon. Stunning necklace for that everyday outfit or gift for that Special someone ❤
This lovely necklace was created during the Fred Harvey era, a time when western tourists purchased native crafts at reservation trading posts. It is signed by the Bell Trading Company.
This beautifully crafted necklace has at its center a classic Turquoise cabochon. It is a truly magnificent design.
Perfect to wear on Indigenous peoples day or any other cultural holiday!
Necklace 17 inches
Pendant 2. 5 x 2. 5
About the Bell Trading Company:
The Bell Trading Company was founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1932 by Jack Michelson and his wife Mildred. They sold Native American Indian jewelry at various tourist locations in the southwestern United States until 1972.
Their main competitor was Maisel’s Indian Trading Post who merged with Bell Trading Company in 1935.
The Bell company got its name from Jack’s wife, whose maiden name was Bell.
The types of jewelry sold by Bell Trading included sterling silver, nickel silver, gold, and copper.
Over the years numerous hallmarks were used on items sold by Bell Trading. The hallmarks typically included the image of a bell or that of an arrow sign post with a bell sign hanging from it.
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