Large Royston Turquoise Cuff
Large Royston Turquoise Cuff from the 1970’s. From the Private Personal Collection of the World Renown Santa Clara Potter, Joseph Lonewolf this cuff features a remarkable piece of natural Royston Turquoise set in sterling silver. The cuff measures 4 inches around with the inside circumference measuring 6 1/4 inches with a 1 1/2 inch opening.
Royston Turquoise comes from the Royston mining district located near Tonapah, Nevada. “Royston Turquoise,” originally consisted of four old Turquoise claims: Bunker Hill, Easter Blue, Oscar Wehrend, and Royal Blue. Lynn Otteson moved to Tonopah to mine Royston Turquoise in 1958 and the family has been Turquoise Minors since. Royston Turquoise in known world wide for having a wide range of Turquoise colors from a beautiful soft blue to emerald greens. The color of Royston Turquoise often runs together in the same rock which creates some of the most spectacular Turquoise stones on earth.
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.