Is this costume jewelry? Is this style similar to what native american jewelry is?

I don’t have an eye for identifying Native American style Jewelry. To me the earrings look like a couple of guitar picks with some strawberries dangling from them so I don’t know what I’m looking for. The top half of the earrings are heavier, made from metal. The things hanging are cheap and feel like plastic.

Steves Trail—I have a feeling i know what you are going to tell me😅

Sorry @AV . Not NA. Looks like costume with white quartz from the photo. Weight will help tell. You might just have “plastique”. I’ve been a jeweler and geologist for almost 40 years and I can’t begin to tell definitively one turquoise mine from another. And the folks on this forum have shown me “I don’t know what I don’t know” with respect to many facets of NA jewelry.

Now if you have vintage and antique fine jewelry I can help. There is a non-native category.

A lot of research and handling authentic jewelry and stones at shops and shows is essential.


I have tons of jewelry. When you say fine jewelry what do you mean by that? Do you mean 14k gold? Or does it have to have a hallmark to be fine jewelry? I would love insight on a diamond ring.

Typically karat gold, platinum, and silver. Georgian to modern. Here is a Victorian 20k bracelet I’m repairing, a mid-century 18k gold diamond bracelet, and a vintage diamond solitaire as examples.


This is all right up my alley, @StevesTrail
How big is that diamond? It’s yummy


The diamond is 1.75ct.


I wouldn’t mind that sweet rock on my finger!

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Ok i posted a zuni pin and a diamond ring, hope you can check them out.