Tommy Singer was a celebrated Navajo silversmith known for his chip-inlay silver jewelry. Growing up in the Dilcon community on a Navajo reservation, Singer started making silver jewelry at the age of seven. After mastering his craft in the 1960s, Singer invented the chip-inlay method of jewelry design. This technique places small coral chips and turquoise crystals in silver. The upcoming auction, presented by Billy The Kid Auction House, highlights a vintage deep stamp concho belt by Singer. This turquoise-set sterling silver belt was inspired by traditional Navajo life.
Showcased in this event is a David Yurman 18-karat gold, citrine, and diamond ring. The piece holds hand-selected gemstones from the jeweler’s vault. Also available in the sale is a wide cuff ‘Story Teller’ bracelet by the Realist painter and Navajo silversmith Robert Becenti. The auction will offer Native American jewelry from the Zuni and Hopi tribes by Bobby Johnson, Victor Moses Begay, and Larry Pinto. Interested collectors can explore the full listings and register to bid on the Billy The Kid Auction House website.
Lot Categories:American Indian & Ethnographic & Jewelry (350)
# of Lots:350
Price Range:$75 - $6,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|Tommy Singer vintage deep stamp concho belt|| Estimate: |
|Bobby Johnson blue ridge turquoise squash blossom necklace & earrings.|| Estimate: |
|David Yurman 18K gold chatelaine citrine & diamond ring.|| Estimate: |
|Victor Moses Begay vintage Kingman turquoise large cluster concho belt.|| Estimate: |
|Larry Pinto handmade hand-stamped beads necklace.|| Estimate: |
|Bob Becenti wide cuff Story Teller cuff bracelet.|| Estimate: |