Have turquoise earrings with J Sterling - what country?

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barbeem
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Have turquoise earrings with J Sterling - what country?

Postby barbeem » Tue Jan 27, 2009 6:10 pm

Have pierced earrings in turquoise with dog tooth prongs - signed simply J and sterling - what country? what age? thanks

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barbeem
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Might not be turquoise but malachite

Postby barbeem » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:53 pm

I think this stone might be malachite instead of turquoise
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byron mac donald
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Postby byron mac donald » Thu Jan 29, 2009 5:13 am

I agree, more likely malachite, definetly not turquoise. Hopefully someone wiil recognize the maker for you.

Best wishes- Byron
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silvercrown
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Postby silvercrown » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:26 pm

These are Native American. Several silversmiths use a "J" maker's mark.

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barbeem
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Postby barbeem » Sun Feb 08, 2009 12:30 pm

thanks a bunch - is there a website that might list Native American silversmith's? (other than this one)
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silvercrown
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Postby silvercrown » Sun Feb 08, 2009 2:38 pm

The best resource I have found for NA marks is the Schiffer book "Hallmarks of the Southwest" by Barton Wright. Like with Mexican silver jewelry, there are many fine NA silversmiths who will probably never be identified. This book has many, many marks, but certainly not all.

Because of NA culture, many of the older pieces are not signed at all.

Hope this helps.

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