DEPRESSION-ERA JEWELRY NEVER CEASES TO AMAZE US.
Southwestern Santo Domingo-style jewelry is not only beautiful but almost baffling. This vibrant ‘40s-era vintage battery bird necklace was crafted from tiny turquoise scraps, bits of gypsum, and various found resins and plastics. Crafted in the traditional style, it's centered by a colorful thunderbird accented by a series of triangular tabs on a strand of beads. As an added bonus, it’s accompanied by a complementing pair of thunderbird dangles. The resourcefulness of these post-war jewelry artisans is nothing short of remarkable. As they say, one man's trash is another man's treasure!
History of Santo Domingo jewelry:
Due to the hardships in gathering jewelry-making materials during the Depression, artisans from Santo Domingo Pueblo used readily available materials. Battery casings, old vinyl records, red and white plastic cups and plates, hair combs, gypsum beads and turquoise chips were upcycled into affordable tourist jewelry. Originating in the 1930s, but sold well into the 1960s, these pieces are now the focus of museum collections and gallery showings.
- affiliation: Kewa
- materials: gypsum, turquoise, various recycled resins
- dimensions: 24" x 2" pendant bird
- earrings: french wire
- weight: 60 grams
- nice vintage condition
- no missing stones
- the necklace has been re-strung and balanced
- earrings have been converted to french wire
- light wear
- style number: JN1380
All returns on jewelry are subject to exchange or store credit
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If you are not entirely satisfied with your purchase, it is easy to exchange or refund. Simply follow the instructions, and submit a request for return/exchange in your order page and we will try our best to meet your request.
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Returns &Exchanges Policy
We accept return of products. Customers have the right to apply for a return within 14 days after the receipt of the product.
-Customers will only be charged once at most for shipping costs (this includes returns); No-restocking to be charged to the consumers for the return of the product.
-Please note that evening and wedding dress are order-made products, you can return them only if there is obvious quality problem within 7 days. Otherwise we will not accept the return.
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-Items must be unused, undamaged and in original packaging with all the original labels ,ensure that all articles in the package are intact ! If not, the buyer is responsible for all incurred fees and no refund will be issued.
-Buyer is responsible for return shipping cost.
Items that do not meet these criteria will not be considered for return.
We do not accept any request of exchange&return once the "specials" are sold.
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-Final sale item(s) is not eligible for return or exchange.
-Swimwear and ligerie are not eligible for return or exchange.
-Swimwear and lingerie can only be returned/exchanged if it is defective/damaged or wrong item.
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For example, if you order a bodycon dress, it will need 3-5 business days of processing time and then 7-30 business days of shipping time if you select super saving shipping. Therefore, you can expect to receive it in 10-35 business days. And you can expect to receive it in 6-16 business days if you select Express Shipping (3-6 business days).
Please use the chart below to help gauge how long it will take to receive your order.
*There is different processing time for different item. You can check the processing time from product page; however, we will try our best to prepare the item ASAP after you place an order on our website)
We are excited to offer international shipping for most destinations of the world.
See the table below for more details about express delivery charges and when you can expect to receive your order:
We have two options for international delivery. To have your order sooner, you can pay a little more for our expedited service, or if you are not in too much of a hurry, select our super savings option and you can enjoy the special offer.
You don't need to worry about your order. It would usually arrive on time unless there are unpredictable factors (bad weather etc.) which cause delay. We do appreciate your understanding in this matter.
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We are excited to offer international shipping for most destinations of the world. The super savings option will take 7 to 30 business days and the faster delivery will take 2 to 5 business days with extra 3 to 5 business days of processing time for every order.