Vintage screw back green turquoise sterling silver Old Pawn earrings 1940s Native American jewelry

$48.00

Here we have a fabulous pair of Old Pawn screw-back earrings, quite light in weight, and what stands out most about them is how the turquoise in each has changed and looked different over time. You see this with very old pieces and natural turquoise--the oils from our hands and exposure to air causes the natural gemstone to change colors. And in this case, two pieces of turquoise, which I imagine may have been closer in color at one time, have grown apart, so to speak. One is darker and more "marbled"; the other lighter. Both in hues of green, which is always beautiful in Old Pawn pieces. Given the screw-back style, I estimate these to to be circa 1940s yet could be earlier. And because they are not hallmarked, we cannot say for sure that they are Native American. Screwbacks stamped with STERLING mark.

Each earrings measures just over 5/8" wide by 7/8" long, and each of the turquoise cabs is about 3/16" in diameter, slightly more or less being that they are hand cut. Much tarnish on the silver. The screw-back can be removed and replaced with a post. If you are interested in having this done, please convo me for a price quote.

Amazing piece of a vanishing history.

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