Age Circa: Antique Native American C. Markings: NICKEL SILVER POST on the inside of the piece.Country of Origin: United States - Navajo Nation. Gram Weight: 22.6 Grams. Main Stone Measurements/Color: The stone measures approximately 8.0 mm in. By 12.75 mm in length. It is a gorgeous bright sky blue with a black spiderweb matrix. Faux Turquoise is man made. Hand Cut and Polished Oval Cabochon.
Item Measurements: The bracelet has an inside circumference of 6.75", including a wrist gap of 1.0". The inside diameter measures 2.2", and the width of the bracelet is 1.5". This cuff has a wrist gap, and is designed to slip over the wrist at the opening. Notable Features: This gorgeous cuff bracelet was handmade by a talented Navajo Nation Bell Trading Post Silversmith in the 1940s. It features a striking faux turquoise Cabochon that is.
Bright sky blue with a black spiderweb matrix. A Nickel Silver Thunderbird cut out borders this, complete with hand stamped feather details. A triple split rail add a lightness to the design and weight of this piece. The stamped details that run along the outside of this piece include sun rays, arrows, and more Thunderbirds at the ends.
A beautiful cast feather detail with granulated beads give this piece an ornate, quality feel. This gorgeous Navajo Cuff Bracelet would make the perfect gift for a loved one. 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.Navajo Indian silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned the stamping of Indian ornaments from Mexican leather workers, rather than from the silversmiths who had taught them. Stampings are usually hand hammered using a handcrafted stamp and include traditional Native American symbols. The Bell Trading Post was located in the American Southwest and was one of the first Native American employed trading posts. Founded in Albuquerque, NM by Jack Michelson and his wife Mildred, they became famous during the tourist trade in the 1930s.
Nickel Silver is a mixed purity of metal crafted to imitate silver, it actually does not include any silver, but also never tarnishes. Almost universally, the Thunderbird as a Native American symbol conveys concepts such as: Power, provision, expansiveness, transformation, divine dominion, indomitable spirit, unquestioned authority and messages from the otherworlds.PLEASE WAIT FOR AN UPDATED INVOICE BEFORE PAYING FOR YOUR ITEMS. Thank you for your cooperation. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Nickel Silver Bell Trading Post Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Saturday, December 02, 2017. 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.