Pilot Mountain Two Stone Bolo Tie
Pilot Mountain Two Stone Bolo Tie from the 1960’s. This stunning piece is from the Private Personal Collection of the World Renown Santa Clara Potter, Joseph Lonewolf. The bolo slide features a remarkable piece of Pilot Mountain turquoise that measures 5″ inches long by 4″ inches wide at its widest. The hand woven leather cord with silver tips measures 18″ inches long with an additional 3″ inch around piece of Pilot Mountain turquoise set in sterling silver. A statement piece of wearable art for the collector in you.
The Pilot Mountain Turquoise Mine is located in western Nevada. It first began as a copper mine but as soon at turquoise was discovered there, copper mining ceased. Pilot Mountain Turquoise is one of the gem mines made famous for its extremely rare ability to form dendrites (manganese plant fossil replacements) in the Turquoise. The mine also produces very high-grade spiderweb stones, with interesting web matrix patterns that include red, brown, and black colors.
Vintage Native American Jewelry
Vintage Native American jewelry typically features traditional styles, a dark silver patina and often, rare types of turquoise from mines which are now depleted. Our vintage jewelry usually ranges from the 1930s to 1970s and the artists are often unknown because prior to the 1960s, artists rarely signed their jewelry. Most of our vintage jewelry is acquired from private collections and we feel honored to pass on these treasured pieces to new owners. We recommend leaving the patina on old jewelry, as polishing can diminish the value. When you collect vintage jewelry, you own a small piece of history.