Finest Quality Estate, Old Pawn, Rare Collectible Native American Jewelry: Stunning Rings, Necklaces, Cuffs, Earrings, Rare Turquoise and Gemstone Jewelry


Welcome to Cherokee Blue Trading Post!

My name is Leigh, and I’m the owner / founder of CBTP. You might call me the sassy little vintage jewelry connoisseur  who puts the Cherokee into the trading post. I’ve been collecting fine vintage jewelry, antiques and collectibles for more than 30 years.

My great grandmother on my mom’s side was a full blood Cherokee Indian. I also have Cherokee & Shawnee ancestry on my father’s side, with eight of my family names appearing on the Dawes rolls. My Cherokee ancestors all hailed from the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of the ancient Appalachian mountain range [ the oldest mountain range on earth ], from western Virginia and western North Carolina. I’m an eligible “Daughter of the American Revolution” on my father’s side, [ which means I have ancestors who fought in the Revolutionary War on the American colonists’ side ]. The lovely little town of Murphy North Carolina, located in the heart of Cherokee County, is named after one of my own full blood maternal Cherokee ancestors, my great great grandmother on my mom’s side.


If you’re shopping for rare or hard to find vintage Native American made jewelry, I might be able to help. Site guests and customers can reach me anytime by sending an email to


2016 has been a hectic, but exciting year for the vintage jewelry trade. Online sales of fine estate vintage and new sterling silver jewelry are up 38% globally over last year so far. My trade focuses on rare and hard to find pieces, genuine turquoise from North American mines located in the American southwest, and fine estate Native American made rings, designer cuffs, bracelets and necklaces. I also run across rare items like well made hallmarked squash blossom necklaces, old powwow and reservation made ‘primitive’ jewelry, Fred Harvey era pieces, and other unique collectibles from time to time.

Currently I am not selling jewelry online, and my pieces can only be seen locally in a brick and mortar location. Contact me on email for more information on where you can see my top collector jewelry items.

Site guests and customers can reach me anytime by sending an email to


In the ever-fluid world of jewelry design and vintage jewelry, authenticity is now prized by collectors more than ever before. I trade ONLY in genuine old pawn, fine estate and antique jewelry. I’ve been known to drive hundreds of miles just to inspect, view and acquire rare hard-to-find pieces. My collection includes several rare Zuni, Navajo and Hopi pieces, and I also design my own hand beaded gemstone necklaces when I have time. I love genuine and rare turquoise and I own some of the nicest early period ultra rare “Number Eight” turquoise cabochons ever mined in the USA.






Recent Testimonials:

“Leigh, Thanks so much. My pendant arrived today and I love it. Great packing job. It was a pleasure doing business with you. – Karen”

“Hi Leigh,
Just wanted you to know that the package arrived, and the slag bowl is GORGEOUS!!! Thank you so very much for your excellent packaging! My Mother-in-law is going to absolutely to love it! Thanks again, and have a lovely weekend!   ~ Michelle”


Fine 1960s Wampum shell cuff

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