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Native American Hallmarks | Jewelry Resources
by: Anonymous

Hi there, you can compare the GW mark with the "Native American Indian Hallmarks - Hopi, Navajo, Zuni" signatures that you'll find in the link in the Jewelry Resources Here.


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Peter

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Native American Jewelry Buying Tips
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Becoming an educated buyer and purchasing authentic arts and crafts helps to preserve the integrity and commitment of today's Native American artists.

The popularity of American Indian jewelry has also brought merchandise into the market that is legitimately represented as "American-Indian inspired" or influenced. This should not be confused with authentic American Indian jewelry. The following tips will help you to ensure that the jewelry that you purchase is truly Native American.

  • Become educated, by reading books, magazines and other publications about the areas that interest you; and by speaking to knowledgeable dealers and artists

  • Purchase from established dealers and Indian Arts and Crafts Association Members

  • Ask questions. A knowledgeable and helpful staff is a good sign of a reputable business.

  • Avoid stores with perpetual sales or unethical discounting offers. In general, genuine Indian arts and crafts are more expensive than the import southwest style or domestic fakes. However, a higher price in itself is no guarentee that an item is authentic.

  • Ask for a certificate of authenticity or a written record on a business card, letterhead or receipt. The information should include the item description, materials used, tribal affiliation of the artist, and artist name when possible.

  • Look for Native American artists' "hallmark" on the product


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