Pawn Collection-Jim Yazzie Turquoise Shadow Box Cuff
You hear the term “pawn” used frequently with Native American jewelry. It is most often used when someone is trying to describe a piece as being old or just not in that good of condition. Perry Null Trading Company is a “pawn” store and along with purchasing new art it is a big part of what we do. Pawn is simply jewelry that was taken in a transaction where cash money was given as a loan. We keep a piece of jewelry taken in pawn for over a year and if the customer has not come back to pay their cash loan we put it out for sale, what we call dead pawn. Pawn jewelry can represent pieces that are both old and new. At the end of each month we pull our dead pawn and put it out for sale. If you want to make sure that you are really buying authentic Native American handmade pawn jewelry you should do it from a pawn establishment like Perry Null Trading Company. A Trading Company that has been doing business in Gallup, New Mexico since the 1930s.
This bracelet comes out of our dead pawn collection and is around 10 years old. It is Navajo handmade by artist Jim Yazzie and has his hallmark stamped on the inside of the cuff. The bracelet is a beautiful example of what people prefer to wear in the Four Corners. Heavy stamped sterling silver with a row of deep blue Sleeping Beauty Turquoise stones set in a row. You will appreciate the richness of the American rocks created by the oxidized background. This is one of those bracelets that just look great on and give you a piece of silver and stone that shows your appreciation of First American handmade wearable art.