This sleek contemporary sterling silver and turquoise bolo was created by Navajo silversmith, Steve Yellowhorse, a member of the well respected Yellowhorse family, most of whom are all talented Navajo jewelers. Steve Yellowhorse has been creating jewelry since the age of 21. Steve currently resides in Gallup, New Mexico and his work is featured in galleries across the Southwest.
We picked this treasure up from dead pawn jewelry from a respectable pawn shop located in Gallup, New Mexico. We have been dealing with this pawn shop for many years now and it is a true pawn shop, that has been serving the needs of its Native American clients for many generations. Our pawn shop dealers have said that for the past few years, the percentage of Indian pawn that is going dead (unredeemed) is quite small, making dead pawn jewelry more difficult to obtain and hence more highly sought after by collectors.
The bolo measures 1-7/8 long by 1-1/2 wide. Sturdy leather bolo 30 long tie with 1-1/2 long sterling silver bolo tips. Excellent condition. Hallmarked by the artist.