Here's a very unusual, Navajo made, turquoise & silver bracelet that would make a terrific addition to anyone's jewelry collection.
What makes this bracelet very unusual is the manner in which it's maker mounted the turquoise stone.
The half round, thick, sterling silver shank has a few hand stampings and the stone is offset to one side. We've rarely seen bracelets made in this style and we believe that this one is most likely a one-of-a-kind piece.
The artist further decorated the bracelet by placing applied silver leafs at the top and bottom of the turquoise stone.
The inside of the bracelet measures 5+1/4" long plus there's a gap of 1+1/8". It weighs a comfortable 34 grams. We believe that it was made during the 1950's or 1960's.
As with most, vintage, Native American made jewelry there is no artist's hallmark nor any stamp indicating the silver purity. However it tested as sterling.
Despite it's age this wonderful old beauty is still in quite good condition. The stone is not cracked nor chipped and it's set firmly in it's bezel. The silver shows wear appropriate for it's age.
NOTE: The largest picture most accurately shows the true color of the turquoise stone.
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The coin in one of the pictures is a quarter.
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