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 email@example.com.
2016 is becoming 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.
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.
This year I relocated my online jewelry trade from Ebay to other online venues. If you originally found me on Ebay, fear not! I’m still online and still trading in exceptional and rare genuine collector fine vintage jewelry. Site guests and customers can reach me anytime by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Browse the online store directly to see what’s for sale this year. Shoppers can also browse all my listings quickly by viewing the Cherokee Blue Trading Post RSS Feed for the online store
For a quick run-down of everything that’s listed in the online store this year, follow any one of these links below. If the item you want has sold [ most of my listings are unique one-of-a-kind items ], return to the main store entrance to browse everything else.
Don’t forget… I love to wheel and deal. Send me an offer on any item you like in the online store on Bonanza – and I’ll sharpen my pencil for you. Enjoy! I hope you find just the perfect treasure you are looking for.
- All Stuff
- Cuffs & Bracelets
- Vintage Jewelry
- New Jewelry
- Very Rare
- One of a Kind
- Gems & Turquoise
- Art Glass
- Pottery Clay Porcelain
“Leigh, Thanks so much. My pendant arrived today and I love it. Great packing job. It was a pleasure doing business with you. – Karen”
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”
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