My latest find arrived today. A set consisting of a necklace, earrings, ring and cuff. As opposed to me making a long post on Ellen, I’ve simply included several book entries I found on her and which book each entry is from. I’ve looked fairly extensively and can not find another example of this exact diamond pattern. It’s one of the reasons I decided to get it. If you see another one let me know, I need a matching pin/broach, lol. Lastly, would anyone have an educated guess on the age? She was active for something like 60 years so if it was some of her early work it could be nearing 80 years old or it could possibly be as young as 20ish.
From Schaaf’s 2013 American Indian Jewelry 3
From Schaaf"s 2003 American Indian Jewelry 1
From Bille Hougart’s 4th Edition of Native American and Southwestern Silver Hallmarks
From Zuni, The Art and the People Vol.2
From Barton Wright’s Hallmarks of the Southwest