Watch Cuff with Turquoise Stones
Watch Cuff with Turquoise Stones: 1970’s Kingman Turquoise Watch Cuff from the Private Personal Collection of the World Renown Santa Clara Potter, Joseph Lonewolf. This piece features 38 Kingman turquoise nuggets with stunning sterling silver stamp work. The cuff measures 3 1/2 inches wide. The inside measures 6 inches from end to end with a 1 1/2 inch wide opening. The cuff is stamped J Wood.
Kingman, Arizona is home to the famous Kingman Turquoise Mine. The city of Kingman itself predates Arizona’s statehood. When it was founded in 1882, there was little more than a railroad siding, a temporary store, a hotel and saloon. The Mineral Park Mine is home to the Kingman Turquoise Mine and was first discovered and mined by ancient Native American civilizations long before Europeans discovered the New World. It is one of the most important Arizona turquoise mines in existence.
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.