At the edge of the Navajo reservation lands west of Farmington, New Mexico, my cousin took me to a trading post and there were shelves and shelves of turquoise silver jewelry, some for sale, some not. Dead pawn is the word for the used jewelry that is for sale. Dead Pawn?
Navajo silversmiths craft beautiful works. I had my husband pull out the bolo tie that his father wore in these parts because that is the tie most seen around Santa Fe... if the men wear ties.