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Mahler
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by Mahler
Mahler
Hi people!
Haven't been here for a while, thought I might share my most recent purchase. Bought this ring from an ww2 collector in Sweden. He sold it as a "third Reich ring", but it's a Navajo ring with whirling log. Might have been used during ww2 who knows. I haven't seen any of these rings with the twisted swastika facing right, just like the swastika the Germans used during the Nazi-era. This ring is made out of coin silver.

Anyone here that got any Navajo rings / jewelry like this?
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by Mike (aka Byzanti)
Mike (aka Byzanti)
I have seen it commonly in southwestern jewelry; sometimes even with turquoise. Harvey era pieces, modern pieces, in bracelets necklaces earrings.
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by Mike (aka Byzanti)
Mike (aka Byzanti)
Yes, even the right twisted whirling log- or rotated swastika as some collectors call it. It is true that the static swastika was more common and is also in Asian art as the Vedic symbol. But with many things Native American like arrows, whirling logs, etc - the creative variations on the designs were endless, likely due to the handmade nature of the rings and the desire by the artist to make unique pieces with familiar designs.
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by Mike (aka Byzanti)
Mike (aka Byzanti)
Not mine- they were sold by a collectibles dealer/store owner I know here in the USA.
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by Dave
Dave
Pre-WWII, the 45 Infantry Division used the swastika as a shoulder patch. It was changed to a Thunderbird.

Dave
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