Celebrating rare & whimsical jewellery. Wonderful and unusual huge vintage Native American artisan sterling silver brooch in beautifully crafted sitting wolf spirit animal design with stunning carved detailing. Original metal safety brooch back and pin. Wolves represent guidance, protection and strength.Brooch: 5.6 x 4.3 cm. In very good to excellent vintage condition with some minimal signs of general ageing and wear-light scratches. I have cleaned this gently with a silver cloth and water. Presented in organic cotton gift bag. Packed in small box for protection. Thank you for looking, more amazing and unique Native American sterling pieces in store now- browse around. I absolutely adore Native American sterling silver jewellery-not only is it beautifully crafted/designed and unusual, the jewellery also often has a deeper meaning behind it; a respect and celebration of life, nature, animals, deities and the human spirit.
My knowledge of Native American jewellery is limited but I do research and thought Id share a little about what Ive learned thus far. Native American sterling jewellery is mostly handcrafted using incredible silversmith skills passed down from generation to generation. The pieces can range from the delicate and intricate to the heavyweight and bold and can often incorporate colourful stones (particularly but not limited to turquoise and coral) and fine decorative carved detailing. Stamps on Native American sterling pieces vary a great deal, (particularly pre-1970s where no stamps is quite common) but they can include Sterling stamp only, Sterling & initial stamp and pictograph symbol/s etc. There are some great identifying Native American sterling stamps websites that provide some minimal information and images on the artists stamps/tribal affiliation/genuine & fake stamps etc.
But many remain unknown, I do find this disappointing simply because it would be nice to give credit to which artisan has produced such amazing piece/s. I always consider myself very lucky when I can identify an artist as it can lead to finding out more about their history & tribal affiliation. Native American sterling silver jewellery is highly collectable (particularly signed pieces, older pieces and/or old pawn pieces - originally exchanged for goods & services) and is often in the higher price bracket because of this. My goal is to bring you happiness & adornment by finding beautiful and unusual high quality vintage sterling silver jewellery that is not mass-produced and is a bit different/individual-it's also recycling.All pieces are tested (regardless of stamps etc) to ensure they are solid sterling silver (not plated-unless stated otherwise in item description). I hand clean all sterling jewellery with a silver cloth and water so as not to over-clean/strip vintage detailing where applicable. Retro Rain Vintage is a small, individually run business that is based in Newcastle, N. I started this store to share my love of rare and whimsical vintage and preloved jewellery, accessories and clothes (my dream is to one day open a physical store as well :). For the past five years I have concentrated on discovering vintage sterling silver jewellery as I personally adore it both as a collector and giving it as gifts. I'm always happy to answer queries-just send me a message. The item "Vintage Native American Solid Sterling Silver Sitting Wolf Brooch Fine Jewellery" is in sale since Saturday, July 31, 2021.
This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewellery\Brooches & Pins". The seller is "retrorainvintage" and is located in Mayfield, NSW. This item can be shipped to Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Canada.