Age Circa : Antique Native American. Markings : Unidentified maker's mark, Tested, Guaranteed. Country of Origin : United States - Navajo Nation. Gram Weight : 8.9 Grams. Main Stone : Carico Lake Turquoise.Main Stone Measurements/Color : 2.9 mm in diameter, Light to dark green and light to dark aqua blue hues. Stone Treatment : The stones appear to be untreated, but we are not certified gemologists and cannot be sure.
Item Measurements : The bracelet has an inside circumference of 6.0. The bracelet measures 4.1 mm in width. The gap measures 1.4 in width. Closure/Clasp Type : There is no clasp as this cuff is meant to slip over the wrist at the opening.
Notable Features : This beautiful sterling coin silver cuff bracelet was handmade by a talented Navajo silversmith in the American Southwest. The bracelet features a row of three tiny round Carico Lake turquoise cabochons, which have light to dark green and light to dark aqua blue hues.The stones are set in raised bezel settings in the center of the bracelet and are accented with stamped wavy patterns running down the sides of the bracelet. The dark patina on the sterling silver gives this piece an antique quality and creates a striking contrast with the vibrant hues of the turquoise, which we believe is quite lovely. The bracelet slips on easily and hangs elegantly on the wrist. Don't miss your chance to own this charming Navajo piece! 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.
Southwest jewelry from the American Southwest is unique to itself and has a look that has become popular worldwide. Southwest jewelry was originally created by Native American and Mexican artistic influence, and has gained popularity throughout the years, becoming a staple of many contemporary designs.
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. Navajo silversmiths, working from 1870 to 1900, learned about stamping from Mexican leather workers, and adopted this to their metal working. Artisans made their own stamps that were passed down to each generation. Stampings are usually hand hammered using handcrafted or die stamps and include traditional Native American symbols, such as sunbursts, to ornate landscapes. This technique has been passed on and utilized by other Native American tribes and continues to be a popular method of jewelry making.
Carico Lake Turquoise is mined from a dried-up lakebed in Nevada; it has also sometimes been called Aurora and Stone Cabin Turquoise. Most turquoise from this mine is light blue with a light brown spiderweb matrix, but Carico Lake is most famous for its rare, naturally bright spring green turquoise with yellow brown spiderweb matrix, called Lime Turquoise.
We do not undervalue packages for international customers as it is illegal. The item "Antique Vintage Native Navajo Pawn Sterling Coin Silver Turquoise Cuff Bracelet" is in sale since Sunday, June 17, 2018. 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.