Vintage 70's Turquoise Yei Brooch Native American Navajo Sterling Silver Pin
Native American Vintage Jewellery
Beautiful Turquoise Yei Brooch
Old Native American, Navajo Yei figure brooch. Sterling silver, wonderful sandcast figure with two pieces of bezel set turquoise. Pin back but there is also a loop if you would prefer to wear as a pendant.
5cm tall x 3.5cm
- tests sterling
Sterling Silver, Turquoise
Spectacular vintage condition!! Shows mild wear commensurate with age, no dings or chips, will come with some patina, as level of polish is a matter of taste.
About this Piece
Sterling is an alloy of silver containing at least 92.5% pure silver (925 parts of 1000 thus the 925 stamp), the remainder is made up of a mix of metals (most commonly copper) used to make the metal workable. Pure silver is generally considered too soft to work with, although you can find silver jewellery at 950 or 980, even the occasional 99.9% fine silver, which can be work-hardened to increase durability.