A bountiful trunk show featuring thousands of primarily older AI jewelry can be viewed and purchased at River Trading Post in Scottsdale, AZ Friday Feb 3 and Saturday Feb 4 from 11 am – 5 pm.
Visit their location at 7033 East Main Street in Scottsdale, AZ, where two generations of AI jewelry resellers, Steve and Chad Westergom have laid out countless examples of jewelry items by American Indian artists. No less than 500 bracelets array multiple tables. Most are silver, while a few are copper. Often turquoise enhances their decoration, also petrified wood, coral, mother of pearl and jet. Hand-made silver chains are available for those who have a pendant without a partner chain on which to hang. A bevy of sterling Navajo made pill boxes and table boxes can be purchased, as can older sterling silver Navajo-made spoons. No fewer than 200 bola ties adorn one wall of this luscious gallery! Another wall hosts a couple of hundred necklaces. Earrings number close to 1,000 to choose from.
The best news to sprinkle on top is that prices are entirely reasonable. In the trade we refer to “Santa Fe prices”, meaning rather generous pricing. The Westergom’s have avoided Santa Fe pricing, as does SavvyCollector.com, which is why we are happy to announce the presence of this more palatable pricing being offered Friday and Saturday here in Arizona.
Another note . . if grabbing a kid sitter is problematic, bring your children with you. Kathi Ouellet of River Trading Post is genuine in her willingness to host children accompanied by their parents. Should they want to touch something in the gallery, Kathi has instigated a “one finger rule”, where with one finger, a child can touch a work of art with care. Kathi is truly helping to groom the next generation of collectors who may grow up feeling welcome to visit art galleries.
It is just this weekend, even though River Trading routinely has a good selection of American Indian jewelry, pottery, textiles, sculpture and more !
Sorry to sound like a commercial, but this is truly a superb opportunity for AI jewelry lovers.
Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com