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The Hottest American Indian Jewelry Site On The Web  (In Our Humble Opinion).

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Our "NO QUIBBLE GUARANTEE" protects you.  No hassles, guilt trips, silly questionnaires, and absolutely no BS!  If you do not like any merchandise purchased from us, for any reason,  return it, undamaged,  within 20 days, for a full refund of your purchase price.  (this is a refund, not a "Store Credit")  NO QUESTIONS ASKED - YOU ARE THE FINAL JUDGE.  No, you don't need to call us and ask for permission.  Just send it back.  No hassle! 

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Native American Jewelry,  Old Pawn Indian Turquoise Jewelry

The items seen on our Old Pawn web pages would have a long, probably sad, story to tell if they had the ability to tell us their history.  In  times past, the people of this area made, wore, and treasured their turquoise jewelry as not only a thing of adornment, a protector of good health, but also as portable wealth.  They still do so - the lucky ones.  Not having ready access to banks,  or cash money, this  turquoise jewelry would often serve as the family "reserve" or "emergency" fund.  Also, the turquoise is thought of as a healing and protecting agent.  

In times of need, this  turquoise jewelry could be easily used as security with an authorized trader (pawned) for cash to meet the current crisis.  Then, when the crops came in, or the sheep were shorn - or whatever - the  turquoise jewelry could be redeemed and take its place back in the family. 

Unfortunately, on occasion this  turquoise jewelry would not be redeemed as planned.  The lender would keep it for the agreed amount of time, and if the loan were not paid off by the agreed date, the Pawn Shop, or Trader, would be authorized to sell the turquoise jewelry.  

And, often, when the elders of the family die, the items are pawned, and the money is divided up within the family. Us other Americans do basically the same thing, except we call it "Probate" and a large part may go to some lawyer somewhere. 

That's where we enter the picture.  We scour these pawn shops on and near the Reservations to find these items.  From our Trading Post to Window Rock (on the Navajo Reservation), to Zuni Pueblo (on the Zuni Reservation), and back home, is a 827 mile round trip.  It's not an easy thing.  The miles are over twisty mountian roads, or desolate deserts in this part of the world.   At the same time,  we feel deeply for those who have lost their treasures.  

There is no doubt that many of the items shown here have been the pride of some family in years gone past.  It has been worn in ceremonials, family gatherings, in times of joy, and in times of sorrow.  Some has been sold, stolen, pawned,  loved, inherited, lost, found, given, cherished,  gambled for, gambled with, and taken away. Whatever the reason, it has left the family where it was loved and treasured.  We only hope that whoever buys it from these web pages can appreciate its worth, not only for what it is, but for what it represents.  And, who knows?  Maybe - just maybe - the turquoise jewelry survived and the family did not.  
 What a story it could tell . . . . . . . .

When we find this turquoise jewelry, and buy it, we can't help but think about its history.  The mystery surrounding it. These are not "tourist trap items", nor cheap imports.  These were part of someone's life.  Somehow, we handle it a little more carefully.  We don't polish it - we don't remove the signs of wear - the signs of use.  It really meant something, to someone.  We hope that it means something special to that someone who finally ends up with it.  Maybe that someone is you - then again - maybe . . . . . . . .

 Enough of this idle speculation.  Let's see the jewelry!!

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"New Bracelets, Page #1"
"New Bracelets, Page #1A"
"New Bracelets, Page #1B"
"New Bracelets, Page #2"
"New Bracelets, Page #2A"
"New Bracelets, Page #2B"
"New Bracelets, Page #3"
"New Bracelets, Page #3A"
"New Bracelets, Page #4"
"New Bracelets, Page #4A"
"New Bracelets, Page #5"
"New Bracelets, Page #5A"
"New Bracelets, Page #6"
"New Bracelets, Page #6A"
New Bracelets, Page #6B"
"New "Slave" Bracelets, Page #7"
"Leather Arm Guards, Page #7A"
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"Old Pawn, Bracelets, Page #8"
"Old Pawn, Bracelets, Page #8A"
"Old Pawn, Bracelets, Page #9"
"Old Pawn, Bracelets, Page #9A"
"Old Pawn Bracelets, Page #10"
"Old Pawn Bracelets, Page #11"
"Old Pawn Bracelets, Page #12"
"Old Pawn Bracelets, Page #13"
"Old Pawn Bracelets, Page #14"
"Old Pawn Bracelets, Page #15"
"New Necklaces, Page #16"
"New Necklaces, Page #16A"
"New Necklaces, Page #16B"
"New Necklaces, Page #17"
"New Necklaces, Page #17A"
"New Necklaces, Page #17B"
"New Necklaces, Page #18"
"New Necklaces, Page #18A"
"New Necklaces, Page #19"
"New Necklaces, Page #19A"
"New Necklaces, Page #20"
"New Necklaces, Page #20A"
"New Necklaces, Page #21"
"New Necklaces, Page #22"
"New Necklaces, Page #22A"
Liquid Silver Necklaces, Page #22B
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"Old Pawn Necklaces, Page #23"
"Old Pawn Necklaces, Page #23A"
"Old Pawn Necklaces, Page #24"
"Old Pawn Necklaces, Page #24A"
"Old Pawn Necklaces, Page #25"
"Old Pawn Necklaces, Page #25A"
"Old Pawn Necklaces, Page #26"
"Old Pawn Necklaces, Page #26A"
"Old Pawn Necklaces, Page #26B"
"Old Pawn Necklaces, Page #27"
"Men's Watch Bands, Page #28"
"Men's Watch Bands, Page #29"
"Lady's Watch Bands, Page #30"
"Lady's Watch Bands, Page #31"
"Men's Watch Cuffs, Page #32"
"Men's Watch Cuffs, Page #32A"
Old Pawn Watch Cuffs, Page #32B
"Lady's Watch Cuffs, Page #33"
"Lady's Watch Cuffs, Page #33A"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #35"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #35A"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #35B"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #36"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #36A"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #36B"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #37"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #37A"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #37B"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #38"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #38A"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #38B"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #39"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #39A"
"New Pendants, Pins, Page #39B"
"Religious Crosses, Page #39C"
"Religious Crosses, Page #39D"
Old Pawn Pendants, Pins, Page #40
Old Pawn Pendants, Pins, Page #41

"New Bolo Ties, Page #42"
"New Bolo Ties, Page #43"
"New Bolo Ties, Page #44"
"New Bolo Ties, Page #45"
"New Bolo Ties, Page #46"
"Old Pawn Bolo Ties, Page #47"
"Old Pawn Bolo Ties, Page #48"
"Old Pawn Bolo Ties, Page #49"
"Old Pawn Bolo Ties, Page #49A"
"Old Pawn Bolo Ties, Page #49B"
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"New Rings, Page #50"
"New Rings, Page #50A"
"New Rings, Page #51"
"New Rings, Page #51A"
"New Rings, Page #52"
"New Rings, Page #52A"
"New Rings, Page #53"
"New Rings, Page #53A"
"New Rings, Page #54"
"New Rings, Page #55"
"New Rings, Page #56"
"Old Pawn Rings, Page #57"
"Old Pawn Rings, Page #57A"
"Old Pawn Rings, Page #58"
"Old Pawn Rings, Page #58A"
"Old Pawn Rings, Page #59"
"Old Pawn Rings, Page #60"
"Old Pawn Rings, Page #61"
"Old Pawn Rings, Page #62"
"Ring Sizing Page #65"
"New Barrettes, Page #68"
"New Concho Belts, Page #69"
"New Concho Belts, Page #70"
"New Concho Belts, Page #71"
"New Concho Belts, Page #71A"
"Old Pawn Concho Belts, Page #72"
"Old Pawn Concho Belts, Page #73"
"Old Pawn Concho Belts, Page #74"
"New Belt Buckles, Page #75"
"New Belt Buckles, Page #75A"
"New Belt Buckles, Page #76"
"New Belt Buckles, Page #76A"
"Old Pawn Belt Buckles, Page #77"
"Old Pawn Belt Buckles, Page #78"
"New Earrings, Page #83"
"New Earrings, Page #83A"
"New Earrings, Page #84"
"New Earrings, Page #84A"
"New Earrings, Page #85"
"New Earrings, Page #85A"
"New Earrings, Page #86"
"New Earrings, Page #86A"
"New Earrings, Page #87"
"New Earrings, Page #88"
"New Earrings, Page #89"
"New Earrings, Page #90"
"New Clip Earrings, Page #91"
"Key Chains, Clips, Etc, Page #92"
"Key Chains, Clips, Etc, Page #92A"
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"Pocket Knives, Page #93"
"Hunting Knives, Page #94"
"Handmade Navajo Rugs, Page #95"
"Handmade Navajo Rugs, Page #96"
"Turquoise Stones", Page #100"
"Turquoise Stones", Page #100A"
"Turquoise Stones", Page #100B"
"Turquoise Stones", Page #100C"
"Zuni Stone Fetishes, Page #101"
"Close Out Items, Page #102"
"Close Out Items, Page #103"

"Index, or "Home" Page"

There is no jewelry in these last
two sections - only information!

"Jewelry Repairs"
"Terms, Conditions"
"Layaway Terms"
"How to Order"
"Privacy Statement"
"About Us"
"Navajo Silversmiths"
"Zuni Jewelry Makers"
"Please Join Our E-mail List!"
"FA Questions"
"Where's the Customers?"
"What is "Old Pawn?"
"Appraisals"
"Purchases from Individuals"
"Disclaimer"
"Trademark"
"Weekly Letter Archives"
Some Wild (But True) Stories and
Other Stuff

"Want to read a true "Wolf" story?"
"Want to read a true "Thief" story?"
"No One's Here, We're Gone"
"Ugly's First Rock Hunting Trip"
"Trip to a Reservation"
"A Rough Trip Home!"
"Bear? What Bear?"
"A True Story of Lies"
"Where in the World Are
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Furnishing Catalogs & Wholesale Accounts:
This is it.  Our catalog is electronic so we can more easily keep it current.  Due to the one-of-a-kind nature of most of these items, and our very low prices, we have no wholesale program.  Although, some do buy from us for resale, they pay the prices shown, with no discount! 

Our Mailing Address is:
UGLY OTTER TRADING POST
1188 Court St, #50
Elko, NV 89801

Phone 775 753 5396

FAX 775 753 4093

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"Native American Jewelry, Turquoise Jewelry"

We are suppliers of some of the finest, least expensive, Native American Jewelry and Turquoise Jewelry to be found. We have decades of experience in scouting for fine Sterling Silver Southwestern Indian Jewelry and we offer it to you with pride. Our prices are very low considering these products are high quality - when we say  something is "Sterling Silver", "Real Turquoise",  or "Native American Made", that's exactly what we mean!! And, everything is priced, here, now, for you to compare!

Buying jewelry from individuals.
 Appraising Indian Jewelry

 
We don't buy from individuals who may have inherited or otherwise obtained Native American Jewelry unless we can actually see the jewelry.  We won't buy from photos.   
 We buy only from known and trusted Indian sources, or reputable Indian Traders who we've dealt with for years, unless we can actually see the jewelry in person.  There is a lot of "Indian Jewelry" made in third world countries, and we have to be careful.  Sorry!  We do buy from individuals under the right conditions. 
 
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