We have similar Navajo and Turquoise items, which would pair nicely with this piece, for sale this week. Listing Description by: Angela A. Age Circa: Antique Native Navajo C. Markings : "Processional" on the inside of the band, "925" and unidentified mark "c" on the back of the turquoise setting, tested, and guaranteed. Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation (turquoise and setting); United States (spoon band).Brand: Unknown (turquoise and setting); Fine Arts (spoon band). Gram Weight: 26.7 grams. Color: opaque bright blue hue with mottled lighter blue hues throughout.
Stone Treatment : The stone(s) appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists. Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Carved and polished cabochon. Inner circumference and wearable length : 6.69. The large wrist gap measures 2.37 from end to end.
Link Type : Rounded and polished sterling silver spoon and fancy chain links. Handmade by a Navajo artisan in the 1960s, this gorgeous. 925 sterling silver bracelet features a beautiful turquoise stone. The stone has a gorgeous bright blue hue with mottled lighter blue hues.The stone rests securely in a prong setting surrounded by a curling leaf and floral design. A chain link on each side of the stone connects it to the band. The band of the bracelet consists of two spoon handles, bent to fit the contours of the wrist.
These handles were created by Fine Arts, United States sterling silver flatware company founded in the 1940s, and are part of their Processional pattern. The band of the bracelet is smooth and polished for comfortable wear, and completed with a fold-over clasp for secure wear.Some light tarnish on the sterling silver gives the bracelet a lovely antique quality. This listing is for the item only. This beautiful piece was made by a very talented Native American silversmith.
It features handcrafted silversmith work throughout. Antique Native American jewelry is very rare to find. This is due to these pieces being made for reservation and personal use before the tourist trade became popular. Very few pieces were made and even less survived to today. The concept of Pawn, Old Pawn, and Dead Pawn Native American Jewelry came to be in the 1800s.When a loan wasnt repaid, the item became known as either Old Pawn or Dead Pawn. The Navajo Nation sits on 27,000 square miles within the states of Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah. The Navajo have a rich history and culture and have become known for creating some of the finest sterling silver and turquoise jewelry, incorporating their own traditional motifs with silversmithing. The squash blossom necklace is perhaps one the most famous Navajo styles produced, along with turquoise inlay rings. Turquoise is an important stone in Navajo culture; symbolizing happiness, good fortune, and good health. The first Navajo silversmith, Atsidi Sani, was taught around 1865 by a Mexican silversmith. Atsidi Sani, in turn, taught his four sons, who then started teaching other Navajo artisans. In the beginning, Navajo artisans created sterling silver jewelry for themselves and others in the Navajo Nation. Turquoise is found all over the world and has been a popular semi-precious stone used in jewelry and art for thousands of years by many different cultures; from prehistoric times to the present.
Turquoise comes in many beautiful color variations; from the popular bright solid sky-blue hues to dark blue hues with dark spiderwebbing throughout, as well as aqua, teal, and many green varieties, and even some rare white with dark spiderwebbing. Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo 925 Sterling Silver Turquoise Spoon Bracelet 26.7g" is in sale since Saturday, February 6, 2021. This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Ethnic, Regional & Tribal\Native American\Bracelets". The seller is "abeautifultimeco" and is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.This item can be shipped worldwide.