Stone(s) have been tested and guaranteed using a professional Presidium Duo refractive, heat, and hardness tester. Stone Cuts : Oval Cabochon Cut agate, oval cabochon cut turquoise. Inner Circumference, not including the cuff gap: 6.Cuff Gap adds an additional: 1. Total wearable length and inner circumference: 7.0. Bracelet Width: The top of the bracelet measures 1.50 north to south. The large wrist gap measures 2.25 from end to end. Closure/Clasp Type : This bracelet is meant to be worn over the wrist through the gap. Link Type : Rounded and Polished Silver. This gorgeous bracelet features a center natural picture agate stone that appears to show a desert scene with a rising butte in the background, on either side is a natural Cripple Creek turquoise from Cripple Creek, Colorado.
The stone is held in place using a bezel setting. This band includes a split band design fused together.This bracelet is made of old time tested coin silver. Some slight white polishing cream build-up in recessed areas from over the years. The agate does have some scratching on the top of the stone. It has been reduced in price to reflect this.
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.
Agate is a type of translucent microcrystalline quartz. It comes in many different colors including white, red, black, yellow, brown, or pink. Agate forms when silica from groundwater deposits into the cavities of igneous rocks.Different compositions of groundwater create different colors of agate. Agate gemstones have been used for thousands of years and are commonly found rings, pendants, necklaces, and beads. Some are even made into small sculptures. 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. Cripple Creek Turquoise is found in Colorado and has a range of colors from deep blue to a rich green with a warm golden-brown matrix. The mine was originally a gold mine; turquoise was pulled out as a byproduct, and on rare occasion, Cripple Creek Turquoise may contain bits of natural gold ore.
Native American coin jewelry was originally worn by Native Americans on the reservation as a status symbol. Due to its unique appearance, coin jewelry became wildly popular at trading posts, and 90% silver coins were used by Native American jewelers for most of the twenty-first century, through the end of the 1960s.Buyers will have 3 base. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pawn Sterling Coin Silver Turquoise Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, November 24, 2019. 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.