Old Pawn

Traditionally, Native Americans used trading posts to pawn jewelry or other items made for their personal or family use. Usually nice items made for special occasions or special family members were pawned for cash in times of necessity. If the item was not reclaimed after one year, the item went to old/dead pawn status and the trader could then sell the item.

Notah-Dineh features a large collection of old pawn, contemporary to vintage. Our selection includes old Navajo and Zuni bracelets, earrings and necklaces. Many of the pieces contain rare turquoise from the Bisbee, Morenci, Lone Mountain and Persian turquoise mines.